You might well have noticed the sweeping arc of glass cabinets flanking the book sorter in the Atrium, where our Glass Cupboard Collection of fragile and pop-up books are housed. Did you know that you can borrow these items (including the card set that helps you to design games?The Glass Cupboard Collection is one of our “special collections”. Often more delicate or hard to replace, they are shelved apart from the books on the open shelves to keep them safe for you when you need them. They include:
the Rare Books Collection, which includes some beautifully illustrated art, design and architecture books as well as some interesting local history books;
the Bolton Collection of architecture-related rare books. Arthur T. Bolton (1864-1945) was a renowned architect and architectural historian who donated his books to the University.
You are welcome to consult items from any of these collections and may borrow any of the Glass Cupboard Collection books. Please ask at the Library Help Desk in the atrium during staffed hours.