Ushaw College

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2977

About the library

Very extensive collections, manuscript and printed, for recusant studies and the history of 18th-19th century Catholicism in England, especially in the North. Over 40,000 printed titles, the great majority pre-1851, including rare pamphlet literature dating from the 16th-19th century.

Archives relate to the history of Ushaw College, the English College in Lisbon and the wider Catholic world from the 16th century to the present day. Holdings include medieval book manuscripts, especially books of hours, Radcliffe (Earls of Derwentwater) papers and relics.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Only material from the modern collections in the Divines Library is available for inter-library loan. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item. -->

Can I visit the library to view materials? For enquiries about the collections, please email Appointments should be made, at least a week beforehand, in order to consult material in Ushaw College Library.

The archive is open to researchers by appointment only on Monday-Thursday, 9.30am-4.30pm. The archive is closed over the Christmas and New Year period.


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