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Special Collections

Physical access to Special Collections and Archives is now available to QUB staff & students. 

The physical service is currently available on an appointment only basis on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Time-slots on those days are 10:00-13:00; 13:00-15:00 & 15:00-17:00.

Please email specialcollections@qub.ac.uk if you wish to book.

Special Collections & Archives provides access to books, maps, photographs and manuscripts from the twelfth century on, and the institutional archive of Queen's University Belfast. All items held are considered to be of lasting research value.

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View of McClay Library Atrium with students and PCs
Digital Resources
Digital platforms to assist in using our collections
Explore our digital resources
View through Special Collections exhibition case in McClay Library
Digital Exhibitions
Exhibitions featuring manuscripts and rare books
Enter the exhibitions
Screenshot of Special Collections subject guides page
Subject Guides
Highlighting key subject strengths in our collections
Our subject strengths
Close up of page from Book of Hours in Special Collections
Manuscript Collections
Manuscript and archival collections
Finding aids
View of Antrim Presbytery Collection in Special Collections Store
Book Collections
Printed collections
Catalogue links and finding aids
View of Ewart map collection in Special Collections Store
Map Collections
Historic maps dating from 1567 to 1900
Finding aids and subject guide
Front view of the Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast.
University Archive
Institutional archive of Queen's University Belfast.

Comprises records pertaining to the history and development of Queen's from its foundation as a Queen's College in 1845 through to its establishment as an independent university in 1908 to the present day.

Explore the University Archive

Special Collections Blog

Using our Collections

McClay Library Tower
Visiting
Special Collections
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Chinese women making lanterns, from Sir Hart Collection
Reprographics & Permissions
Copying services
Reprographics
Female student studying Ulysses in Special Collections Reading Room.
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Enquiries
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Overhead view of inside the old Queen's library with many students studying
Special Collections & Archives
About Us
An Overview
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