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Archives and Special Collections

The Library is also home to the University's Archives and Special Collections, which consists of rare books, original documents and artefacts to support various teaching and research areas. The collections include the areas of early childhood education, children's literature, dance and religious studies. This includes the Froebel Archive, the Richmal Crompton Collection and Ann Hutchinson Guest Collection. The Archives and Special Collections are open for use to all students, staff and external visitors.

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Library at night


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Hundreds of thousands of books


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Private rooms for group work


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Open access PCs


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State of the art library