The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is home to some of the world’s most important collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives, documenting societies and cultures across the globe over five thousand years.

Your support can help us to achieve our ambitions to make our spectacular Special Collections fully accessible to researchers and wider communities, to reveal their enormous cultural significance and to preserve them for future generations.

To learn more about the impact of gifts at all levels, our vision and priorities, and to discuss how you can support our work, please get in touch with Professor Guyda Armstrong ( or Max Dunbar, Senior Development Officer (email, tel. +44 (0)161 275 4285.