The Rare Books Collection at Magee College contains approximately 3,000 volumes representing an ad hoc assemblage of items dating principally from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Collection has a mixed subject coverage, ranging from siege of Derry (1689) pamphlets, theology (especially Presbyterian) and some examples of early printing. Included in the collection are some manuscripts concerning the early history of Magee College by former members of staff.
Noteable strenghts of the Rare Books Collection at Magee College are the siege pamphlets, theology and examples of early printing. There is one incunabulum. There are 700 early printed books to 1700 and a collection of 18th century printing on a variety of topics, with a bias towards Irish printing.
The Rare Books Collection consists of approximately 3,000 volumes.
The Collection is fully catalogued on a manual card system and partly catalogued on the University's online catalogue at: http://www.ulst.ac.uk/library