Special Collections

The special collections are kept in locked cabinets for safety and are reference only. They may be viewed with prior notice to the Library staff.  See our main portal page for contact details.

Books from the collections are shown regularly in exhibitions within the University and at other institutions

Artists’ Books  (Vernon Street) These original works of art, utilise and explore the qualities of the book, through content, context and form. The collection represents the work of many established artists including Tacita Dean, Ed Ruscha and Richard Long. There are also many excellent examples of student and staff work. Please click the link to browse the titles on the Library catalogue.

Artists' Books A-Z list

Photobooks  (Blenheim Walk) The collection comprises over 300 signed, limited edition photography books and is available to view by all college students and staff. Photographers represented include: Nick Brandt, Corinne Day, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Gill, Rinko Kawauchi, Daido Moriyama, Anders Petersen and Martin Parr. Please click the link to browse the titles on the Library catalogue.

Photobooks A-Z list