The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Relevant Library collections
The Library maintains a British Government Publications Collection (BGPC). It contains official publications published by TSO/HMSO and by government departments and agencies.
European Documentation Centre (EDC)
The EDC receives publications and documents from the European Union. They are housed as a separate collection within the Library. EDC publications can be found using the Library catalogue. All publications within the collection have 'European Documentation Centre' added to the classmark.
Alternatively you can access all EU publications from the EU Bookshop Digital Library.
Centre for Peace Research Collection
This is a collection on permanent loan to the University. It is shelved on Level 3 West and is classified under the Dewey system (all numbers rather than letters followed by numbers). You can find items in this collection on the Library catalogue; they can be borrowed in the same way as other Main Collection material.
British Cartoon Archive
Thhe British Cartoon Archive holds the national collection of political and social cartoons from British newspapers and magazines. Many are digitised and can be viewed on the archive's website.
The University of Kent's Special Collections include several archives and collections of interest to Politics and International Relations students, including:
- Bernard Weatherhill Papers: the Library holds the papers of the former Speaker of the House of Commons, Lord Weatherill.
- Hewlett Johnson Papers: the papers of the former Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and proponent of Socialism
- Kingsley Wood Archive: press cuttings, from the archive of the Conservative politician
The Special Collections reading room is on Level 4 East of the Templeman Library, and material can be consulted there by appointment. Visit the Special Collections website for more information.
UK elections newspapers
The Library holds the original copies of the UK newspapers (broadsheets and tabloids) for the 5 weeks before each general election since 1965. Please contact your subject liaison librarian if you would like to consult these.