Special Collections

Welcome to the University's accredited archive service and home to our unique Special Collections

 Announcement The Special Collections and Archive reading room has reopened to external users, see below for opening times.

About our collections

Our Special Collections Reading Room is located within the Headington Library. Our mission is to curate unique collections for teaching and research and anyone may use our collections. 

The Special Collections Reading Room has reopened to external visitors as well as Brookes staff and students. See below for opening hours, semester opening will commence from Monday 20th September. 

To ensure our staff and users are as safe as possible, we will continue to have the following measures in place:

  • Face coverings are encouraged for all users, except those exempt in line with government guidelines.
  • Users will need to log their details on an online Test and Trace form when they arrive.
  • High touch points will be regularly cleaned (this includes door handles, trolley handles, shelving buttons, lockers etc.).

We continue to offer our usual remote enquiry service for anyone not able to visit in person.

These measures will be reviewed regularly and this page will be updated when changes are made. If you have any queries please contact us at libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk