Search our catalogues

Search our catalogues

The following catalogues can help you locate Special Collections material you may wish to use.

If you are unsure of what you are looking for, you can also explore our collections by region. If you are interested in a particular collection, you can also browse the Collections A to Z.

Archives and manuscripts

The archive catalogue offers researchers detailed information about the contents of our archival and manuscript collections.

Rare books and printed material

The library catalogue provides information about rare printed materials, including the Council for World Mission Library, Methodist Missionary Society Library, Burma Campaign Memorial Library.

Swahili Manuscripts Database

SOAS Special Collections holds the largest public collection of Swahili manuscripts in Britain. The Swahili Manuscripts Project aims to create a comprehensive catalogue of these manuscripts.

Published and unpublished guides

Not all of our finding aids are available online, for detailed information you may need to use the published and unpublished indexes and guides to the archive and manuscript collections available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Original plan and model of Woburn Square, from SOAS Special Collections

Featured image

This page's featured image is the original plan and model of SOAS buildings at Woburn Square, housed in SOAS Special Collections.

Learn more about this object online at SOAS Digital Collections