Archives and Special Collections
Liverpool Hope's Archives and Special Collections (A& SC) is home to over 75,000 manuscripts, rare books, archives, ephemera and artefacts and is open to all Hope staff and students, and the wider research community.
Access our Collections
Access to the archives and special collections is by appointment only.
External visitors may access Archives & Special Collections, however, if you require a period of continued access, over several visits, for research purposes you will need to complete a Library visitor application form. Further information can be found Visiting the library.
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Closure periods for the academic year 2022/23:
- Monday 19th December 2022 - Monday 2nd January 2023 (Christmas)
- Thursday 6th April 2023 - Monday 10th April 2023 (Easter)
- Bank holidays.
We are also 'open' online. Subject to certain restrictions, we can provide digital scans of material for research purposes at no charge, however, we are only able to offer up to one hour's research time per request.
Catalogued books and collection-level descriptions of archives are available to search on the Library catalogue, OneSearch. For uncatalogued material, Finding Aids are available to browse or download from our webpages. These include lists of contents of archive collections and also classification schemes, or lists of subject headings, for uncatalogued book collections.
How to find us
Archives & Special Collections is located in:
The Sheppard-Worlock Library
Liverpool Hope University
No. 34 on the Map of Hope Park Campus.
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