UCL Library Services


UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK. Read a full description...


Showcasing UCL's treasures

News from our blog

On the Hunt for Volunteers

Friday, 13 October 2017

UCL Special Collections has been busy getting the new academic year off to a good start.  While many of the team are immersed in teaching and collections management, the Outreach team have been focussing on new projects, new partnerships and volunteer recruitment. The VSU’s volunteer recruitment fairs are an extremely valuable opportunity for us to […]

UCL Rare-Books Club: John Evelyn’s Contribution to Restoration Bibliophily

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

What: UCL Rare-Books Club When: 1.15-1.45pm, Tuesday 12 September Where: UCL Special Collections Reading Room, South Junction After a very successful launch event, we’re excited to bring you the second talk in our series of Rare-Books Club talks. This will talk will take place on Tuesday 12 September, 1.15pm–1.45pm, in the UCL Special Collection Reading […]

Many days in the Life of Nicholas Hans – translating and cataloguing Russian magazines

Thursday, 31 August 2017

It might be a repeat from my last post but I don’t think I can emphasise enough how much added value our volunteers bring to our archive collections and how much we enjoy having them working with us. We have been very lucky to have a volunteer, Sara Abou El Ella, working on a catalogue enhancement […]