Try as we might, we don’t always get things right first time. It is fair to say that when the Library’s website was redesigned in 2015, the Special Collections pages didn’t meet with universal approval. You told us that it was difficult to find them from the home page without scrolling a long way down; the pages were dense with text; and the structure wasn’t intuitive.

We’ve listened to your comments, and today we launch a new suite of web pages, which we hope deliver the information you need, within an attractive, mobile-friendly design. Special Collections is now one of the options on the main navigation bar, visible wherever you are on the website. See for yourself at http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/special-collections/. We would welcome your feedback.

SC Webpage

Future plans include a revamp of the Guide to Special Collections, and revisions to collection-specific pages.