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The John Rylands Research Institute

The Spencer Room at the John Rylands Library

Our collections

The Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library contain some of the most significant printed books and manuscripts ever produced, alongside remarkable archive collections, visual material and maps.

Together these rich resources form a research library of global significance.

All research at the Institute is firmly rooted in our collections, and seeks to unearth knowledge and secrets that can only be found through dedicated study.