Collections

Over 97% of the collections, which now number a million volumes, is available for loan, and is stored on 17 miles of open-access shelves, which may be freely browsed.

 

COLLECTION GUIDES

The subject range is mainly within the humanities, and the collection is particularly strong in history, literature (including fiction), biography, art, philosophy, religion and related fields. Textbooks on technology, business, law and medicine are not within the Library's scope, although material on the history of all of these subjects is held.

Guide to the African collections

 

Guide to the Art collections

 

Guide to the Classics collections

 

Guide to the French collections

 

Guide to the Food & Drink collections

 

Guide to the German collections

 

Guide to the Modern Greek collections

 

Guide to the Iberian and Latin American collections

 

Guide to the Italian collections

 

Guide to the Psychology collections

 

Guide to the Religion collections

 

Guide to the Russian collections

 

Guide to the Russian collections (in Russian)

 

Guide to the Scandinavian collections

 

Guide to the Spanish Plays collections

 

Guide to the Spanish Plays collection (in Spanish)

 

Guide to the Topography collections

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