Archives & special collections

Bournemouth University's Archive and Special Collections are managed by BU Library and Learning Support.  Please refer to our online guide for more details.

We provide access to collections which support the research of Bournemouth University's Academic Faculties and secures where possible, through the quality or uniqueness of its collections, distinction within the higher education community.

Our collections include:

Access to our archives is by appointment only and requires at least 20 working days' notice.

Please contact:

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Tel: 01202 965959 and your message will be passed on to the Archives and Special Collections Librarian Team.

BU Students, Staff and Researchers

  • Please refer to our online guide for more details.
  • Email [email protected] with queries and to arrange access. 
  • Further advice is available at the Library Help Zone.

External Reseachers and Visitors