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Explore our vast collection of books, archive documents, photographs, newspapers, illustrations, periodicals and maps.

From 15th century incunabula to modern research and digital content, we have something for everybody.

Highlights include the extensive Welsh and Celtic collections in the Salisbury Library, a broad range of British and continental rare books, and modern research archives dedicated to the history of medicine and science.

Historical books on shelves in special archives

Print collections

Discover our print collections of books, periodicals and newspapers from the 15th century onwards, including continental incunabula, English Restoration drama, the Salisbury Library, and more.

Special collections and archives working space

Archive collections

Explore our large collection of historical and modern archives: correspondence, diaries, notebooks and photographs from Edward Thomas, Morfydd Owen, W. G. Collingwood, and more.

Digital collections

Browse our growing collection of digital content on the Internet Archive, freely accessible to all.

Special collections and archives exhibition space


Visit our current Edward Thomas 100 exhibition and browse digital highlights of past exhibitions: David Jones, Shakespeare, Women in Trousers, Patagonia, and more.