About us

Special Collections and Archives was set up in 2005 to build, safeguard, and promote your engagement with Cardiff University’s vast collection of unique and distinctive resources.

Everybody can access our collections for free - you don’t have to be affiliated with Cardiff University to see and use our collections.

We are committed to helping you to make the most out of our collections to unlock its true research, teaching and social value.

Special Collections and Archives Reading Room

Our services

Discover our collections in a quiet study environment and make the most of our content with support from our professional team.

Visitors using the reading room

Our community

Our communities are important to us. Learn more about how we want to work with you.

Special Collections and Archives team

Our people

Our team of professional staff are here to help you to get the most out of our collections.