Consulting the Collections

The library’s manuscripts and rare books are available for consultation by scholars & PhD students.


  • A letter of introduction is needed from your academic institution
  • PhD students need an introduction from their dissertation supervisor.
  • You must booked in advance at least 10 days in advance of the visit
  • To make appointment, contact the College Librarian
  • If you cannot keep your appointment, please inform the Librarian


  • Appointments may be made on weekdays only (subject to staff availability)
  • Times available are (times may vary):
    • 0900–1200
    • 1330–1600

Bibliographic Enquiries

Enquiries relating to the College’s early printed books and manuscripts should be sent to the College Librarian (e-mail: