The John Rylands Research Institute and Library supports researchers working both independently and collaboratively across a wide range of fields: from the humanities to the social sciences and from the creative arts to the sciences.
The sheer breadth and originality of special collections-based research at the Rylands is exceptional. In order to support our researchers, we work with them at every stage of their project, from application to investigation to impact and dissemination.
More information about active and completed research projects based at the Rylands can be found under Current and Past Research Projects.
Our research work is improving our understanding of people, cultures and societies around the world.
An overview of past and completed projects from the John Rylands Research Institute and Library dating back to 2017.
The Rylands is involved in the production of an extensive range of research outputs including articles, books and reviews.
We are keen to promote collaborative working with other world-leading special collections and research organisations.