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New Home for Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections and Archives service has moved from Francis Close Hall to Delta Place, where all of our collections are now located.

Over the summer we’ve transformed an open-plan office into a repository for the University Archive and several special collections. We also have two new collections; the ITN News Archive and an Artists’ Books Collection.

Before – A blank canvas


Nine lorry-loads of shelving and boxes were gradually delivered and the space began to take shape.

During – Controlled chaos!


Delta Place is now home to thirteen diverse and engaging collections that encompass literary giants such as the Dymock Poets; vast resources on local and national history in the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library; archives of artists and sculptors in our Whittington Press and Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail collections; documentary photographs charting national and international news during the later twentieth century in the ITN News Archive; and of course the rich history of the University of Gloucestershire covering the past 170 years.

After – Ready to welcome back our researchers


The service is open to staff, students and members of the public. Archivist Louise Hughes is on hand to help with your research, whatever topic big or small. Academic staff are also encouraged to contact the Special Collections and Archives for module-specific archive sessions using our wealth of material.

Our online archive catalogue continues to grow as our collections are catalogued and made available to search online. All collections are also accessible in-person by making an appointment.

Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am – 6pm:

Special Collections and Archives

University of Gloucestershire

Delta Place

27 Bath Road



GL53 7TH

01242 714851

Delta Place location map


Christmas Opening Hours

The Special Collections and Archives service will be closed to researchers from Wednesday 21 December 2016 – Monday 2 January 2017. Appointments will be available as usual (10am – 4pm) from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Merry Christmas!

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New-Look Archive Room

The refurbishment work in the Archive Room has been completed and we are now open as usual. The room is much brighter, tidier and a nicer place to work. Our material from Hardwick store has been moved into the new racking which means our collections can all be found in the Archive Room.

Please drop by and have a look!