Special collections

Napoleon collection

The Library holds a special collection of pre-1900 books on Napoleon collected by Sir Winston Churchill. They are listed on both the Churchill College Library catalogue and the Cambridge University union catalogue (Newton).

To access the list from the Churchill College Library catalogue just type "Napoleon collection" as a search term or select "Napoleon collection" from the Advanced Search menu. These books are shelved in the Archives Strong Room; please apply to the Librarian if you wish to consult them.

Powys collection

The Library has a small collection of books by and about the Powys brothers, particularly John Cowper Powys. They are listed on both the Churchill College Library catalogue and on the Cambridge University union catalogue (Newton). To access the list from the Churchill College Library catalogue just type "Powys collection" as a search term or select "Powys collection" from the Advanced Search menu. These books are kept in a locked bookcase in the Maisonneuve Room in the Bevin Library; please apply to the Librarian if you wish to consult them.

C.P. Snow collection

The Library has a collection of the fiction and non-fiction works of C.P. Snow, many of which have been inscribed by the author. They are listed on both the Churchill College Library catalogue and on the Cambridge University union catalogue (Newton). To access the list from the Churchill College Library catalogue just type "C.P. Snow collection" as a search term or select "C.P. Snow collection" from the Advanced Search menu. These books are kept in a locked bookcase in the Maisonneuve Room in the Bevin Library; please apply to the Librarian if you wish to consult them.

Roskill Library

The Roskill Library is housed in the Churchill Archives Centre. It contains collections on political and scientific history and biography of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, amassed partly to assist researchers at the Archives Centre. Books may be borrowed from the Roskill Library at the discretion of the Archivist.