Duke Humfrey's Library

Special Collections is moving! Please check our reading room availability and where to consult collections

This reading room is temporarily closed. 

Special Collections will be read in the new reading rooms of the Weston Library from 29 September 2014.

  • Oriental manuscripts and Oriental rare books can be read in the Charles Wendell David Reading Room
  • Manuscripts and archives, rare books, printed ephemera can be read in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room
  • Maps can be read in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room
  • Music can be read in the Sir Charles Mackerras Reading Room

Duke Humfrey's Library will reopen on Monday 13 October 2014, maintaining its current opening hours. It will continue to function as an invigilated reading room supporting higher-level studies in the Humanities. Historic open-shelf material will remain in Duke Humfrey's and be transferred for consultation in the Weston Library as required, along with other special collections materials.

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