Access to the Special Collections Reading Room

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the Special Collections Reading Room is now via the first floor of the Buckley Building (not the Library Building), at the far end of the Babylab area. Please see the map of Headington Campus for the location of the Buckley Building.

Current staff and students must present a valid University ID card on each visit. External researchers must complete a Reading Room Registration Form (available in Word or PDF format) and provide suitable ID (see below) on their first visit; a Reading Room pass will then be issued, which must be presented on all subsequent visits.

An additional form must be completed by all researchers (staff, students, and external researchers) wishing to use the Booker Prize Archive (available as a Google doc, as a Word document or in PDF format).

Visitors are bound by the Library Regulations and specific regulations relating to the use of Special Collections at Oxford Brookes University Library.

At the time of registration:

  • Members of the Institute and Guild of Brewing must show or send proof of their IGB membership.
  • Other users must show proof of their address.

Note: Access to Oxford Brookes University Library is controlled by a secure access system.
Additional to the above, visitors to the University must show some means of personal identification plus proof of their address, in order to obtain a day pass for entry into the University Library.

Library Catalogue PCs are available in the Reading Room. Brookes students and staff can also use a pooled room PC and connect their registered laptops wirelessly to the Brookes network.

Reading Room opening hours

Semester hours :

  • Monday to Friday 13.00 - 17.00
    Walk-in access is available to staff, students and holders of a Special Collections Reading Room pass.
  • Monday to Friday 09.00 - 13.00
    Access : by prior appointment only to staff, students and holders of a Reading Room pass. Please email us at libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk to arrange your visit. Please state which collection(s) you are particularly interested in using.
  • Full details of Library opening hours.

Vacation hours

  • Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00
    Access : by prior appointment only to staff, students and holders of a Reading Room pass. Please email us at libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk to arrange your visit. Please state which collection(s) you are particularly interested in using.


CATALOGUES

To search the book collections, use the Library catalogue.

To search the archive collections, use the Archive catalogue.

Named collections A-Z