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Brunel Library History

The collection covers the history of the library at Brunel University, from the 1950s onwards, with particular emphasis on the 1970s and 1980s. It is still being added to.

Significant events in the history of the library are recorded on our timeline.

Finding aids

There is a description of the collection on Archives Hub.

Cataloguing work is ongoing, but there is an interim finding aid for manuscript material.

Access

Access is by appointment only. To request an appointment please e-mail Special.Collections@brunel.ac.uk giving at least 2 working days notice. Appointments are subject to staff availability and only available between 9.30am and 5pm Monday – Friday in Brunel University term-time (Monday – Wednesday during university holidays). You can check when we are open on the Using our collections page.