Senate House Library

Special Collections

Special Collections holds a wealth of primary source materials in a variety of formats and media – ranging from medieval times to the modern age – and with exceptional strengths in literature and the arts, sociology, politics and economics.

The Special Collections Reading Room is open weekdays, Monday to Friday, 11:00 - 17:00.

Request Special Collections & Archives items via the catalogue. Find out more about the Special Collections Reading Room.

Heures a l'usaige de Rome (Paris: Germain Hardouyn, c. 1516). A Book of Hours printed on vellum, with manuscript illustrations and rubrication.

Special Collections

Special Collections holds a wealth of primary source materials in a variety of formats and media – ranging from medieval times to the modern age – and with exceptional strengths in literature and the arts, sociology, politics and economics.

The Special Collections Reading Room is open weekdays, Monday to Friday, 11:00 - 17:00.

Request Special Collections & Archives items via the catalogue. Find out more about the Special Collections Reading Room.

Library 150

Senate House Library in 150 items

From ground-breaking scientific texts to great works of literature, this is a selection of items from the first major collections that established Senate House Library on 18 June 1871...