Welcome to Special Collections at the University of Lincoln Library. Special Collections includes a small collection of printed material in the Zibby Garnett Library on the first floor of the University Library and access to Lincoln Cathedral’s Library via a secondment of the Special Collections Librarian.
Lincoln Cathedral Library holds medieval manuscripts, early printed books, archival material and modern reference books.
Image: Left, 15th Century Medieval Library. Right, Yosy's Switzerland (1815) (Ref: WL.02.21 - 22)
Image: Left, 17th Century Wren Library. Right, Bede Comm. in Cantica Canticorum, 12th century (Ref: MS 165 f.6v part)
The collections date from 11th century onwards and cover the historical county of Lincolnshire, which stretched from the Humber to the Wash.
Image: Helpringham Enclosure Award and Plan (Ref: HELPRINGHAM PAR CO/5/1)
Image: Photograph of Lord Alfred Tennyson (Ref: TRC/Images/5371)
There is close collaboration between Special Collections and the staff and students within Conservation in the School of History and Humanities.
Image: 'Microscopic examination of a paint sample' taken from Lincoln Conservation website
Image: 'Materials Analysis' taken from Lincoln Conservation website
Special Collections logo designed by Toni Watts, with thanks.
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Find out more about Toni's work - A Medieval Scribe in the Modern Day: the Illuminations of Toni Watts
There are always projects requiring help so please contact the Special Collections Librarian for the latest volunteering opportunities on offer.