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Archives and Special Collections: Reserve Collection

Collection information

Collection: Reserve Collection

Classmark: Reserve ....

Biographical/administrative history: As well as the various named special collections and archives, we have a supporting collection of old and rare books on 18th – 20th century Scottish (and some English and European) literature, history and philosophy.

Contents: books, pamphlets

Extent: approx 190 shelves

Catalogue information

All of these books are listed in the online library catalogue.

Please contact us in advance of a visit by emailing

Additional collection information

Custodial history: Some of the collection has been donated to the Library and some has been purchased.

Accruals: We will add to this collection as suitable material becomes available.

Access conditions: Please contact us in advance of a visit by emailing

Languages: English, Scots, French, German, Italian, Latin

Using the collection

Archives Reading Room

Opening Hours:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Monday - Friday

Contact us:

Tel. 01786 466619


Please contact us in advance of your visit. Material can be ordered in advance by emailing us at