The University of Central Lancashire hosts a number of special collections. These collections are of both national and international importance with many resources available for teaching and learning.

The Special Collections of the University of Central Lancashire Library contain a large number of books, documents, and historical resources of both national and international importance. The collections have recently been rehoused and collection teams are working hard to simplify access to items and materials in order to support research and learning.

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Many of the resources are fragile or unique so special care needs to be taken during granted access. We need to ensure that security or the condition of materials is not compromised. In order to facilitate access to as many items in the collection as soon as possible, we are phasing in access to sections of the collection.

If you would like to view materials from any of the Special Collections, or you would like to discuss how these resources can be used to help in your teaching and learning, please complete the Special Collections enquiry/appointment form and email as an attachment to facultylibrarians@uclan.ac.uk. Please provide a full description of what you would like to use, what you want to use it for, and when you would like to be granted access. We will then review your request and contact you in due course. Please note that due to this transition period, and the storage of items across campus, it may take a few days to process and facilitate your request.