Utrecht University Library houses about 750 medieval manuscripts, all digitised so they can be consulted online. Five manuscripts from the collection are so unique that they have earned their place in the Treasury of Special Collections.

The collection of more than a thousand post-medieval manuscripts include about fifty works written by the Utrecht historian Aernout van Buchell (1565-1641). There are also about sixty archive collections, including the archives of the historian Pieter Geyl, the theologians Hermann Kohlbrugge, Johannes Gunning and Arnold van Ruler, the literary critic Pierre Ritter and the pharmacist David de Wied.

Also the Utrecht Organ Archives belong to the collection of manuscripts of Special Collections. Finally the library houses a large collection of written lecture notes from the 16th century onwards, often related to Veterinary Medicine.

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