Information about how to access St John’s Special Collections and how to request images and/or publication permissions.
Genesis in North American native language

Until the historic libraries of St John’s College are reopened in summer 2023, we only have a limited number of appointments available to consult St John’s College’s manuscripts, early printed books, personal papers, and other Special Collections materials.

We currently offer appointments on one day a week only, mostly but not always on Tuesdays, 10am-noon or 1.30pm-3.30pm. These are exclusively for consulting material relevant to current research projects (incl. dissertations, theses, publications, and other current academic work). Because of our reduced appointments, we may not be able to accommodate short-notice requests.

To arrange a consultation appointment, please complete the Research Visit Request well in advance of your planned visit.

For visits to the library without research interests, including group visits, please see Exhibitions & Library Tours.

All Special Collections (except for the Robert Graves Collection)

Digital images for private study and publications may be ordered by completing the Image Order form. Please submit your requests well in advance.

Robert Graves Collection

For image requests of items in our Robert Graves Collection, please consult our Robert Graves Collection webpages.

All Special Collections (except for the Robert Graves Collection)

If you would like to publish images of items in St John’s College’s Special Collections, please complete the Permission to Publish (Print) and/or Permission to Publish (Electronic) form(s) as relevant; the latter includes publications on websites. This applies to all images of items in St John’s Special Collections regardless whether the images are supplied by the library or taken by yourself or others. If you do not yet have the image(s) you would like to publish, please also submit an image request.

Robert Graves Collection

For image requests of items in our Robert Graves Collection, please consult our Robert Graves Collection webpages.