The John Rylands Library houses one of the finest collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives in the world. The collections span five millennia and cover a wide range of subjects, including art and archaeology; economic, social, political, religious and military history; literature, drama and music; science and medicine; theology and philosophy; travel and exploration. For over a century, the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library has published research that complements the Libraryā€™s special collections.

The complete archive of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, from its first issue in 1903 to Volume 80 (1998) is now available to purchase. To celebrate the wealth of content available, we have bundled together a number themed collections. Each collection will be free to access for two weeks and new collections will be added periodically, so check back again.

Current free-to-access collection

King Arthur and the Grail

Previous free-to-access collections

Biblical translation in pre-modern Britain and Ireland 

John Ruskin


Latin Manuscripts

F. F. Bruce

Manchester University Press

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