Brunel University London Library (Special Collections)

Contact details

Website: E-mail: Tel: (General enquiries) 01895 266141

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About the library

Copac does not contain the full Brunel University library catalogue - it only contains records from their Special Collections:

Special Collections at Brunel University London houses a variety of book and archival collections dating principally from the 19th century onwards, which have mostly been collected since the 1980s. They include comprehensive collections relating to transport history (particularly railways), the history of tunnelling under the English Channel, operational research and working class autobiographies. Other themes are poetry and dialect, South Asian literature, art, theatre and music, Shakespeare authorship and issues around equality and advocacy (including child protection and disability history).

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • Brunel University London Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Some material may be available for inter-library loan, although most Special Collections material is reference use only. Please contact the library for further information.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes, please visit the Special Collections website for access details and opening times. Visits to Special Collections are by appointment only.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit Brunel University London Library's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


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Brunel University London data on Copac

Example record from the Brunel University London collections:

Tabular statement of the maximum rates & charges as authorised by the company's special acts. / [By Great Western Railway.]
  Published: 1889

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