About Us

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library promotes research in the humanities and sciences using the astonishingly rich special collections of The University of Manchester Library.

Based in one of the finest neo-Gothic buildings in Europe and in the heart of Manchester, it is a dynamic community of world-leading researchers, curators, conservators and imaging specialists, all focused on our core mission to define the human experience over five millennia and up to the current day.

The Rylands Blog takes you behind the scenes to bring you the latest news and stories from our researchers and curators, conservation and imaging specialists, as well as our public engagement with research experts.  We also welcome guest posts from visiting readers.

For more information about our Special Collections and how to access them, visit the Special Collections pages on our website.

Many items can be viewed online in our rapidly growing Image Collections Manchester Digital Collections and the Library’s Digitised Collections.

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