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Accessing the collections

The Special Collections are kept under special conditions in the closed stacks (Innercity University Library). With a valid UMcard you can request available items from the closed stacks to view them in the library. Books as from 1901 are lendable and pre-1900 books are only available to library users in the Parlour, the library’s reading room. For more information, see  ‘Requesting items from the closed stacks ’. If you do not own a valid UMcard, see ‘Other visitors to learn about how to obtain a visitor card.

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Do you have documents you would like to use in your research? Use our expertise in scanning, indexing and storing scientific and academic sources. Our services offer solutions for protecting sensitive materials or reading and sharing documents digitally from any workstation. For more information, see ‘Scanning for research ’.

Enhance your understanding of present and future and explore our collections digitally.

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Curious to see how working with primary sources is experienced from a student’s perspective?

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Are you looking for source material for an undergraduate essay, a PhD thesis, or an academic publication?

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