Double page spread from the book 'Fischbuch' by Conrad Gessner

The Roderic Bowen Library & Archives, RBLA, houses the Special Collections of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the University's oldest printed books, manuscripts and archives and is one of the principal resources for academic research in Wales.

Acquired over the last 200 years, largely by bequest and donation, the Special Collections include over 35,000 printed works, 8 medieval manuscripts, around 100 post medieval manuscripts, and 69 incunabula.  Material from the Archives includes the early student registers and photographs from the mid nineteenth century onwards.

The Roderic Bowen Reading Room will be reopening for individual users to access materials from the Special Collections and Archives from Monday 4th January.  This is by prior booking only and we will need to know exactly which items will be required for use in advance also to ensure proper hygiene and quarantining is possible.  To book a space please use the online form.

For further information about our Covid measures and services, and to plan your visit, please visit the LLR's Covid-19 Services webpages.

The Roderic Bowen Library & Archives
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
SA48 7ED

Tel: 01570 424716 (direct line) or Ext. 4716 (internal).

E-mail enquiries to:

All e-mails will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please assume that your e-mail was not received and send it again.

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