Library Services


About us

The UCL Special Collections team manages an outstanding collection of over 10,000 metres of rare books, archives and manuscripts, dating from the 4th century to the present day.

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Subject Areas

The main subject areas covered by our collections are the histories of science, medicine, law, art, archaeology, architecture, education, languages, literature, social history (particularly of London) and political science.

Our work

As a department, we:

Collection Care

Learn more about how we look after our collections and make them accessible to users through our conservation work and digitisation programme.

Strategy and Policy

Learn more about UCL Special Collections' departmental strategy and policies.