University of Roehampton Archives and Special Collections

  • Email
  • Telephone
      +44 (0) 20 8392 3323
  • Address
    • Archives and Special Collections, Library and Learning Services, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5SZ, United Kingdom
  • Directions
    • The Archives and Special Collections are located on the fourth floor of the University Library.
  • Opening Hours
    • During term time: Tues, Weds and Thurs 10am - 4pm (Note: An appointment must be made if you wish to consult archive material.) Outside term time: open by appointment only.
  • Access Information
      The Archives and Special Collections are open for use to all students, staff and external visitors.Archives, manuscripts and artefacts are available for consultation by appointment only; we require a 24 hour notice. (Please note that you need to contact us by Thursday afternoon if you wish to visit us on the following Tuesday.) Books can be viewed without an appointment at any time during the archive opening hours.
  • Advance Orders
      Before visiting to view archive material, please contact us to discuss the type of material you wish to see.
  • Photographs Allowed
      depending on the material
  • Reproduction Services
      Some documents can be digitised on request; this is dependent on the size, content and condition of the documents and is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Public Internet Access
      Wifi is available on campus.
  • Facilities for Disabled Persons
      Step-free access and accessible toilet facilities available.
  • Refreshment Area
      There are several places on campus that serve food and drink.
  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The Archives and Special Collections consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University of Roehampton. The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College at the University, Children’s Literature and the children’s book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies.