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Special Collections Policies

The following policies and procedures inform our work at SOAS Archives and Special Collections. Click on the title of the policy for further information.

Collection and Acquisitions Policy - The focus of the Collection Policy is to give clear guidance to archive donors about the kind of material that we seek to acquire, the methods by which we do so, and how our collections are managed and accessed.

Media Policy - Outlines our policy on the use of archives, manuscripts and rare books for media purposes. Please read it thoroughly before you contact us to apply for filming or broadcasting.

Outward Loans Policy - Outlines our policy on the loan of objects from the SOAS collections for the purpose of external public display/exhibition both in the UK and worldwide. Includes information for prospective borrowers on how to submit a loan application and explains the general conditions that borrowers must fulfill.