Archives and Research Collections
The Library manages and maintains a range of unique and richly diverse material, including rare books, archival resources, historical records and specialist publications, in support of the University's learning, teaching and research activities, and those of the wider academic community. The collections comprise both material created within the University, documenting institutional history, and material, donated or deposited by external individuals and organisations, relating more broadly to the University's origins, development and interests. Please click on the links to the left for more information about each collection.
The Library aims to adopt an active approach to the acquisition of new material wherever possible in accordance with the Archives & Research Collections Statement of Principles.
All those with a genuine interest are welcome to consult the archives and research collections in the Library between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Information about travelling to the Claverton Down campus and the location of the Library is provided on the University's web pages:
You are strongly advised to make an appointment before you visit.
All enquiries should be directed to:
If you have any queries, please contact:
Lizzie Richmond, University Archivist
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: +44 (0)1225 383464 (internal ext. 3464)