Rare Book Curators have responsibility for broad areas of the rare book collections, and also have specific areas of professional and subject expertise. Our team also includes some staff working on special projects.
If you have an enquiry or would like to offer us a potential acquisition, please use the Rare Books email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, which is checked daily Monday–Friday. The quickest way to find material in our collections and to order it for consultation is to search the main catalogue and use the direct ordering system there.
You may also email individual curators.
Helen Vincent — Head of Rare Books, Maps and
- Specialist areas include: History of the Book; women's writing.
Rare Books Curators
Robert L Betteridge — Eighteenth-Century Printed
- Specialist areas include: Robert Burns; Jacobites; ESTC; Library history; provenance research
Anette Hagan — Early Printed Collections to 1700
- Specialist areas include: Gaelic; Scots language; chapbooks; Scottish Book Trade Index; National Bibliography of Scotland, including Early Scottish Books Online (Aldis Updated)
Graham Hogg — Nineteenth-Century and Photographic
- Specialist areas include: Sir Walter Scott; Crawford Collections
James Mitchell — Rare Books Curator
- Specialist areas include: Rare materials cataloguing; art; music; miniature books; children's books; ICAS and Moir collections; Robert Louis Stevenson
- The MacKinnon Collection of Scottish photographs is owned jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland, and Blake Milteer works out of both institutions.
Moray Teale — Europeana Rise of Literacy Project
- The Europeana 'Rise of Literacy' Project is a collaborative project between Europeana and a group of European libraries to add content from our collections to Europeana and provide interpretation for it.