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The National Brewing Library is an English language collection relating to brewing, distilling, other alcoholic beverages and dependent trades. The collection aims to be the primary and most comprehensive source of information in the UK, on the scientific, technological, historical and social aspects of the above.
Core areas are (within the context of brewing and distilling):
Related areas are (within the context of brewing and distilling):
The NBL recognises the role of the University of Warwick Library in maintaining archive and current sets of company reports. The policy regarding company reports, within the scope of the Collection, is that current reports will not actively be sought. However, any reports obtained, will be added to the NBL and the position reviewed in a few years.
The NBL hold an incomplete archive set of British patents relating to brewing. The policy is that this set will not be systematically added to.
Acquisition of material for the collection can be by donation, exchange, deposit, or purchase. The primary group responsible for acquisition of all materials is the Institute and Guild of Brewing Library and Archive Group.
National Brewing Library Management Committee May 2004
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