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Archives and Special Collections: Overview

Guide to resources in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Strathclyde

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The University of Strathclyde's Archives and Special Collections is a unique learning and research resource open to all.

Staff, students and visitors are all welcome at the Archives and Special Collections reading room, which is on Level 5 of the Library.

William J. Ireland papers

Contact Archives and Special Collections



+44(0)141 548 2497

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Appointment hours & location

Reading room appointment hours

Please note you must make an appointment in advance. Appointments will be offered between the following hours.

  • Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00

Please note: The reading room will be closed on public holidays. It is also sometimes necessary to close the archive at short notice but any forthcoming closures will be announced on our X feed (formerly Twitter).


The reading room is located on level 5 of the Andersonian library.

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