Special Collections and Archives

General Information for visitors to Somerville College Special Collections and Archives

Librarian, Archivist & Head of Information Services Dr Anne Manuel

Assistant Archivist     Ms Katherine O’Donnell


  • The Colleges Special Collections and Archives are open to researchers by appointment.
  • Normal Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am-4.30pm
  • Students wishing to consult our collections should obtain a letter/email of support from their supervisors addressed to the Librarian.
  • Only laptops or pencils may be used for notetaking.
  • A limited amount of photography is permitted (no flash) on request.
  • Researchers may request documents to be scanned (subject to copyright). If permitted, this will be charged at a rate of £15 per hour plus VAT, min. 1 hour.
  • Please contact the archivist for further information or queries