About universities and libraries
This web site is mostly concerned with archival holdings in the libraries of the University of London. University libraries, archives and the University of London itself can be fairly intimidating places if you are not familiar with them.
These guides describe what archives are, what the differences between university and public libraries are, and how the University of London is structured and organised. This should help dispell some of the intimidation.
- About university libraries -- how and why universities do things differently to public librares.
- About archives -- what an archive is, and how and why you would want ot use one.
- How to email and archivist -- how to write and email to an archivist that will help them to help you.
- About the University of London -- which institutions make up the University of London, and some brief history.