Our catalogue of printed books, periodicals, printed ephemera (and some discrete manuscripts) can be accessed here. There is an introduction to the catalogue here, and help online once inside the catalogue itself. This system runs on Infor VSmart.

Our catalogue and finding aid for archives and manuscripts runs on Axiell IMu.

To be sure we can provide the material you need, and because we have limited space, Chetham’s Library is open to readers by prior appointment. We’re sorry, but we can’t offer weekend appointments, nor are we able to provide reader space for those who aren’t working on our collections. Please contact us as far in advance as you can to arrange a study visit, or with any questions or queries you may have about our holdings. We’ll do our best to help.