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An image of the text Holinshed's Chronicles, published 1587. From our pre-1700 collection.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives manages the University’s unique and distinctive collections so that they are preserved and accessible for the benefit of teaching, scholarship and society. Informed by the Institutional and Information Services Strategic Plans, Special Collections & Archives provides strategic direction to maximise the use, value and legacy of these collections.

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    Reading Room hours

    Our reading room is currently open Tuesday to Thursday by appointment only.

    If you'd like to view any of our collections please get in touch with us to make an appointment.  

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    Contact us

    Special Collections and Archives
    Templeman Library
    University of Kent
    Canterbury, CT2 7NU

    specialcollections@kent.ac.uk

    +44 (0)1227 82 4999

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Our partners

 We work in partnership with both Canterbury and Rochester Cathedral to develop access to our collections, and encourage community engagement across these sites. 

We have a formal partnership agreement with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library Service.