Special Collections

Detail from Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen fur die Flache (c.1920), Plauen, Christian Stoll (GSA Mackintosh Library, Stoddard-Templeton Collection)

Detail from Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen fur die Flache XIII (c.1920), Plauen, Christian Stoll (GSA Library, Special Collections)

Explore Our Special Collections

GSA Library holds over 15 Special Collections of rare or historical volumes. They are a great source of visual material, and cover art, design, architecture, society and culture. You can browse these collections in our online catalogue.

Consulting Items in Special Collections

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONSULTATION OF OUR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IS NOT CURRENTLY POSSIBLE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Explore Research and Creative Practice

Discover how our unique and distinctive collections and spaces have been used in creative research and practice by our researchers, students, practitioners and staff.

View & Download Our Content

We have digitised a number of items from across our special collections, which can be freely viewed online or downloaded in a variety of formats.

Re-Use & Remix Our Content

Many of our digitised volumes have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence, meaning you can re-use or remix items from our collections in whole or in part, perfect for incorporating into artworks or projects.

Help Rebuild Our Collections

Learn how you can help us rebuild our collections lost to fire in 2014.