Collection SC Rare - Rare Books collection

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 SC Rare


Rare Books collection


  • 1601-2011 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

55 metres of books + 14 metres of oversize books

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Collection of books printed before 1840 transferred from main library stock. Also includes later special material such as first editions, limited editions, vulnerable plates and fine bindings.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


The repository continues to add materials to this collection occasionally.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo" the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPRA" to find a full list of titles in the Rare books collection

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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