Special collections

Academic Skills collection

There are 200+ books in our Academic Skills collection, covering topics such as essay writing, referencing, presentations, and interviews.

These books are listed on our Academic Skills Collection reading list, and can all be borrowed from the library.

 

Wellbeing collection

This collection has been curated by the library team with assistance from the College Nurse and College Counsellor. The Wellbeing Collection has 150+ books on topics including adjusting to university life, gender and sexuality, body image, depression, and self esteem.

These books are listed on our Wellbeing Collection reading list, and can all be borrowed from the library.

 

Napoleon collection

The Library holds a special collection of books on Napoleon collected by Sir Winston Churchill. They are listed on the Cambridge University catalogue (iDiscover).

These books are shelved in the Archives Strong Room; please contact 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 the Cambridge University catalogue (iDiscover). These books are kept in a locked bookcase in the Maisonneuve Room in the Bevin Library; please contact 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, one of our founder Fellows. Many of the books have been inscribed by the author. They are listed on the Cambridge University catalogue (iDiscover). These books are kept in a locked bookcase in the Maisonneuve Room in the Bevin Library; please contact 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. These books are listed on the Cambridge University catalogue (iDiscover). Books may be borrowed from the Roskill Library at the discretion of the Archivist.