The John Rylands Research Institute and Library promotes research in the humanities and sciences using the astonishingly rich special collections of the University of Manchester Library.
Based in one of the finest neo-Gothic buildings in Europe and in the heart of Manchester, it is a dynamic community of world-leading researchers, curators, conservators and imaging specialists, all focused on our core mission to define the human experience over five millennia and up to the current day.
The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands, who died in 1888.
We promote research in the humanities and sciences using the rich and diverse special collections of the University of Manchester Library.
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is a dynamic community of library specialists and world-leading researchers.
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Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre
Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre: A unique library and archive specialising in the study of race, ethnicity and migration.