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Special Collections

The College's Special Collections comprise its manuscripts, early printed books, and archives. The collections are housed in the Muniment Room, at the end of South Court nearest Garden Court.

All members of the College are welcome to consult material housed in the Muniment Room, which is open by appointment from 9am - 12.55pm and 2pm - 5.15pm, Monday to Friday. It is closed for a short period at Christmas and Easter, and also for two weeks during the Long Vacation.

External readers are requested to arrange their visits in advance, either in writing, by telephone, or by e-mail to the Archivist. They must be able to produce means of identification, preferably (where this is appropriate) a letter of introduction from a senior member of their university. For further details, please see the Special Collections Access Policy.

To make an enquiry or appointment, please contact the Archivist, Mr Nicholas Rogers (archivist@sid.cam.ac.uk, Tel. +44 1223 3 38824).


The College possesses 121 manuscripts, ranging in date from the late 10th to the 19th century.

There are some 8000 early printed and other rare books, most of which are now listed on the Newton catalogue.

The Archives consist of College and estate papers, and the personal papers of various Masters and Fellows.