We hold the historical collections of the university which cover a wide range of subjects including film, literature, politics, medicine and sport. This material can be consulted in the archives reading room which is located on the ground floor (level 2) of the university library. It is open from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 – 4.45 pm, Monday – Friday. Material can be ordered in advance of your visit by using the archives & special collections request form.
The reading room is a space reserved for researchers wishing to consult our archives & special collections. As these collections comprise valuable, unique, fragile and irreplaceable items special rules and regulations are in place to ensure the preservation and security of our collections. If you plan to use the reading room please note that:
If you are planning to use the archives reading room please contact us in advance to arrange a suitable time and date for your visit. Readers can order material in advance of their visit by using the archives & special collections request form.
External visitors will be asked to sign in on arrival at the univeristy library and will be issued with a visitors card.
If you are visiting the university for the first time details of how to get to the campus can be found here.
There is no charge for short visits, but if supervised access is required over an extended period, we may at our discretion require a contribution to our costs, up to the full employment cost.
Reproduction for private academic use and non-commercial publications
Reproduction for commercial use
In all cases, an acknowledgement of the source and a copy of the publication for our archives is a minimum requirement.
Documents relating to use of the archives reading room and Archives and Special Collections policies.