Located within the Thompson Library, Special Collections house rare books, archive materials and extensive photographic collections.
Visiting the Special Collections
Special Collections are open 9am to 5pm weekdays by prior arrangement at the Help Desk.
To make an appointment telephone the Thompson Library on 01782 295770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the Special Collections
The Special Collections Department is open to members of the University and also members of the public. Access to the collections is by appointment only.
Bring your University registration card which will be retained by us while you are in Special Collections.
Contact Special Collections to notify us of your intention to visit. You will require some form of identification such as a library card, drivers licence, passport, or addressed utility bill.
Material is for reference only.
A limited amount of material may be photocopied whilst supervised by a member of staff.
Only pencils may be used in the department and are supplied to users.
Collections and Archives within Special Collections
Special Collections consists of the following separate collections and archives:
Arnold Bennett Collection
Ceramic History Collection
Donna and Sally Ann Favia Collection
Dorothy Thompson Collection
Iris Strange Collection
Local Studies Collection
Rare Books Collection
- Stoke-on-Trent (South) Constituency Labour Party Archive
- Victoria Theatre Collection
For details of the material within each of these see: List of Special Collections and Archives