Special Collections and Archives

Pre-booked onsite access to archive collections has resumed.
Designated Covid Secure Area
In line with Government guidance, you should only enter the Library building if you have had a negative Covid test within the previous four days. You can order coronavirus test kits via https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

To book an appointment, please contact Special Collections Administrator: Helen Burton - h.burton@keele.ac.uk
Special Collections and Archives will be closed 30th August - 3rd September and 13th -17th September 2021.

We collect, preserve and provide access to a unique, eclectic and inspiring range of collections and archives, dating from the twelfth century to the present day, for the benefit of the Higher Education community and beyond.

Our holdings span some 1400 linear metres of manuscript, printed and pictorial material, which has been acquired by deposit, gift and purchase since the 1950s. Material relating to the history of North Staffordshire is a particular strength. In addition, we hold several important collections of personal and research papers, records relating to the history of the University, and a large archive charting the development of sociology in Britain.