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Special Collections

The Library's Special Collections contain a wealth of rare, fascinating and unusual items dating as far back as 1514 to the present day.

Within the collections, you will find rare books collected for their artistic merit, rare journals from the golden period of journals, artists' books and self-published zines, and much more.

If you are doing a piece of research, there may well be fascinating items in the Special Collections that will support your research or inspire you. Use this guide to find out more about accessing the collections and take a glimpse at some of its treasures.

(All images used are the property of the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth, unless stated otherwise.)

The Collections

Rare Books
Rare Journals
Artists' Books
Exeter Archive
Other Collections