Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) is a key resource in the scholarship activities of the University with an essential role in supporting the research and teaching activities of both Hope staff and students, and external researchers, in line with the University’s strategic and academic goals.
Some donated special collection material has been integrated into the main collection where it is felt they complement and enhance the existing collection and will be best exploited by users e.g. Liverpool Excellence Collection and Merseyside CND Collection. These collections are governed by the Library’s Collection Management Policy and managed by the Subject Librarians.
Catalogued collections are available to search on the library catalogue, OneSearch. To limit your search to a particular collection, e.g. Andrew F. Walls Centre, select the name of the collection from the drop-down menu under 'Location' using the advanced search tool. Go to Information and Guides for help navigating your way around OneSearch.
For those collections, that are not yet catalogued, there are finding aids in the form of printed catalogues and classification schemes available to download or to consult in the Reading Room. Unfortunately, due to limited staffing, we can only spend a short period of time on individual enquiries and are unable to offer a paid research service. If you would like to make an appointment please refer to Access the Collections for further information and for general enquiries email email@example.com.
Collection strengths include: