The new Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library houses:
- Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies: photocopies of over 230 autobiographies. A complete list of these autobiographies is available.
- National Jazz Archive: books and journals dating back to the 1930’s.
- Shakespearean Collections: books, plays, poetry, journals and ephemera written by and about Shakespeare and his time. Lists of these materials are available: De Vere Society ephemera; Shakespearean Authorship Trust ephemera; and Journal issues.
- South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive (SALIDAA): South Asian literature, art, theatre, dance and music by British based artists and organisations.
The Special Collections room is open Tuesday to Friday. To request access to the materials/collections, please e-mail Special.Collections@brunel.ac.uk at least 24 hours ahead of your visit. If you are enquiring about Burnett Archive autobiographies, you should specify the author, title and volume number of each autobiography required. For further information, please see the Special Collections web page.