Search for specific items

The following searches will help you locate specific items - for example, by searching for a person's name, keyword, title of a work or shelf-mark reference.

If you are unsure of what you are looking for, explore our collections by subject and through our virtual exhibitions. If you are interested in a particular collection, go to the Collections A to Z.

Searching for printed material:

  • Incunabula indexes
    • investigate our collection of around 1,000 books printed prior to 1501

Searching for manuscript items and unpublished material:

  • Manuscripts search
    • find manuscript items and unpublished material (including notebooks, correspondence, photographs and drawings)

See also printed indexes and reference material:

  • A number of indexes and guides are available in the . These include a partial subject index, and indexes of illustrators, miniatures, maps and views, bindings, ephemera, and book sale catalogues.