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.
Exploring Jewish history and culture in our Hebrew collections.
Investigating the wealth of Medieval and Early Modern materials.
Outstanding resources for the study of recent and contemporary literature.
The Gaster Collection shines a light on Jewish history, folklore and religion through history.
Greek and Latin papyri offer new insights into the Ancient World.
Ottoman manuscripts and printed books reveal links between East and West.
Manuscripts compiled or collected by Manchester’s leading doctors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Included in the collection are Bibles in more than 400 different languages and dialects, published over almost five centuries.