Our NFWB collection inspired Havant College textile students to make art. Their work is exhibited near a complemental display of books from our Rare Books Collection. Looking at both displays it is not easy to see which came first, the …

April’s book display from our Rare Books Collection Read more »

What makes something special? Reaching for the Oxford English Dictionary, one promising definition it offers is: “Distinctive in some way; distinguished from others of the kind by a particular quality or feature; particular, specific.” Oxford English Dictionary Online (n.d.) From …

Introducing the library’s special collections Read more »

Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

Illustration students work on display in UoP Library Read more »

As February is the month of love, we have gathered together to share with you books from our Rare Books collection that all have red covers. Red being the colour of energy, passion and of course love. Have a look …

We love books – especially rare ones! Read more »

For December and January, we have on display on the first floor foyer a book found in the Rare Books Collection that we recently discovered had a story tucked inside from a newspaper. The article told the story of Donald …

Lost and Found and the Rare Books Collection Read more »

You might well have noticed the sweeping arc of glass cabinets flanking the book sorter in the Atrium, where our Glass Cupboard Collection of fragile and pop-up books are housed.  Did you know that you can borrow these items (including …

Our top 4 library collections: how many can you name? Read more »

Have you ever spotted on the catalogue that some of our books are kept in the Rare Books Collection? Did you wonder why?  Or imagine what else is in there? Here at the library, staff treat all our books with …

Realms of Gold – Exploring Our Rare and Special Collections. Read more »