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Rare Books and Periodicals

The rare books and periodical collection is small but varied. It includes some printed books, dating from the 17th century onwards, and a range of periodicals, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Finding aids

Books and periodicals are currently being catalogued. Please check the Brunel University library catalogue or contact us for further information about the collection.

Where appropriate, books also appear in the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC).


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. You can check when we are open on the Using our collections page.