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Special Collections will be closed between the 24th of December and the 2nd of January. Vacation opening hours (by appointment) will be in operation on the 21st of December, and between the 3rd and 25th of January. Semester opening hours will start on the 28th of January. Please note that the Reading Room will be closed on the 6th, 13th and 14th of February.
The Special Collections Reading Room is located on the basement level of the Library, in the John Henry Brookes Building, Gipsy Lane Campus. Please visit the University visitor webpage for campus maps and travel information.
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:
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.