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Special collections

Our special collections are located in The Murray Library and are made up of unique and rare material to support teaching and research.

Due to the unique character of the material in our collections, items must be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Please see our policies for further information on the management of our collections and access arrangements.

Special collections is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday  from 10am to 4pm. We are closed all day Wednesday and on weekends. Please contact us before any visit to arrange an appointment. To consult any of our special collections you will need two forms of identification showing your signature and current address. A member of staff will be available throughout your appointment to assist you. Access hours may be restricted due to to Covid-19.

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  • Telephone: (+44) 191 515 2906
  • Write to us at: Special Collections, Murray Library, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

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