Special Collections

The Library has extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, engraved portrait prints and personal archives.

These can be consulted by appointment in our Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room.

The University Archives, relating to the history of the University of Leicester, can also be viewed in the Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room.

Explore the collections A-Z or browse the collections by theme.

 

 

Collections by theme

History

Pre 1850 Books

Collections covering all aspects of History

Modern Literary Archives

Secret Diary

Collections of Modern Literary Archives

Art, Music and Museum Studies

Benjamin Burrows Music

Collections covering all aspects of Art, Music and Museum Studies

Medicine, Science and Mathematics

Venus of Humanae

Collections covering all aspects of Medicine, Science and Mathematics

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T: +44 (0)116 252 2056

E: specialcollections
@le.ac.uk

Current exhibitions

Student life in the 1950s

Special Collections Online

Search historical street directories, English Civil War/Commonwealth portraits and historical resources relating to Leicestershire - selected from our Special Collections.

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