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Archives and Special Collections

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Liverpool Hope's Archives and Special Collections is home to over 75,000 items including manuscripts, rare books, archives, journals, pamphlets and artefacts and is open to all Hope staff and students, and the wider research community.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Closure periods for the academic year 2022/23:

  • Monday 3rd April 2023 - Tuesday 11th April 2023 (Easter)
  • Bank holidays.

Contact Us

Access to the archives and special collections is by appointment only.

Karen Backhouse, Special Collections Librarian

Email: or

Phone: 0151 291 2027

The Sheppard-Worlock Library
Hope Park
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
L16 9JD

No. 34 on the Map of Hope Park Campus.

Instagram: @livhopelibrary

Twitter: @LivHopeLibrary

Wordpress: Realms of Gold: Archives & Special Collections at Liverpool Hope University


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.

OneSearch - to search catalogued books and collection-level descriptions of archives.

Finding Resources - for contents lists of uncatalogued collections.