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Archives and Special Collections (AaSC) cares for and makes available in perpetuity the unique and distinctive collections of the Liverpool Hope University (LHU), and aims to enable the widest possible use of its collections by students, staff, and the wider scholarly community. 

How do I access the archives?

Email specialcollections@hope.ac.uk to make an appointment to visit the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, and provide the following information:

  • a brief description of the research you're undertaking
  • a favourable date(s) most convenient for a visit, and an estimate of the time needed eg number of hours, half a day, or several concurrent days
  • if known, please also indicate the name of the archive, the box number, or the reference number of the item(s) you wish to view

Information on the catalogued collections are available from the Library catalogue, OneSearch. For those collections that are not yet catalogued, there are finding aids available to help identify material in the archives. If you identify a particular area of interest but are unsure what to do next, email specialcollections@hope.ac.uk.

I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for?

Descriptions of our archives are available on the Archives Hub, along with 2 million descriptions from over 350 institutions. Search by institution, subject or creator to discover unique sources for your research, both physical and digital.

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What do I need to bring?

You may be asked to bring the following:

  • a photographic form of ID eg a passport, student ID
  • a letter of recommendation from the university you attend (the Special Collections Librarian will advise you if this is needed before your visit)

How to find us

Archives and Special Collections is located in:

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

No. 34 on the Map of Hope Park Campus.

Useful information

To consult the archives please email Special Collections to make an appointment, or visit Finding aids to download the catalogue.