Rare Book Collections

Our rare book collections of over 40,000 volumes include early printed books, private press books, modern literary first editions and ephemera.

Subject strengths include the history of books, printing and publishing; natural history, science and medicine; children’s books; travel, exploration and maps; and history.

Each rare book collection has its own A-Z page, where you can find out more about the collection and how to access it. This list also includes archive collections which include rare books or published items.

Rare book collections

Abingdon Parish Library