Research is at the heart of what we do. The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is at the forefront of innovative and impactful collections-based research.
It is a dynamic community of exceptional scholars and curators, imaging and conservation specialists, and research impact and engagement professionals. This collaboration facilitates new approaches in digital humanities and curation, as well as scientific techniques in the study and conservation of heritage materials.
Here you can find information about the world-leading research at the Rylands and the specialist support available for researchers at every career stage. For any research related queries, please contact us.
Research work at the Rylands is continually improving our understanding of people, cultures and societies around the world.
We support world-leading research based on our outstanding special collections, and promotes innovative public engagement with research.
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library has a range of funding opportunities available to researchers at every stage of their career.
The 'Bulletin of the John Rylands Librar'y is a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, published by Manchester University Press.
Supporting research impact
The Rylands delivers exhibitions, public engagement events and schools workshops to over 350,000 public and schools visitors each year.
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By stimulating interdisciplinary research we are unlocking knowledge that makes a difference to people's lives.