Access to Special Collections

Special Collections are available for everyone to use, whether they are Brunel students or staff, or external users. Please see the collection descriptions for access conditions for individual collections.

Opening times

We are open by appointment only. Opening times are subject to staff availability and you can check when we are open on the Using our collections page. Appointments must be requested at least two working days in advance of your visit, by emailing

We are based on the third floor of the Library. Entrance is via the green staircase/lift.

Code of conduct

Access to Special Collections material is subject to a code of conduct. You will need to complete a reader registration form on arrival, indicating that you have read the code of conduct, and bring your university ID card (Brunel students and staff) or two forms of ID (Brunel visitors) with you to your appointment.


For external users from participating academic institutions, wifi access is available in the reading room via Eduroam. You will need to check with your home institution and register before your visit to Brunel.

Page last updated: Tuesday 03 January 2017