Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
DMU Home DMU Home LLS Home
LLS logo

Archives Landing: Home

Special Collections Books

Special Collections - archives and rare books

The Special Collections Team care for the more rare and specialised parts of the Library collection, including archives, rare books and journals, and artefacts.

Contact the Special Collections Team:

0116 207 8776


For more information you can visit the DMU Archives Collections catalogue here, or browse through our LibGuide below:

Find out more about Archives and rare books


Art Collections

Art Collections

De Montfort University’s Art Collections contain over 800 artworks that mirror the variety of practices and passions of DMU staff and students from the 1900s to date.

The range reflects a multi-faceted approach to collecting: buying new works for new buildings, legacies from lecturers, donations made by visiting and associated artists or alumni and award winning student work.

To arrange to view or handle any of the artwork in De Montfort University's Art Collections, please contact: Kate Slovak Wilkes, Art Collections Officer by email or phone on 0116 207 8864.

Find out more about DMU's Art Collections

Other collections and useful information:

The Archives Hub

DORA - De Montfort's University Institutional Repository for publications.

DMU Figshare - University data repository 

​Heritage Centre - De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre showcases the rich history that surrounds our campus.

BoB (TV and Radio on demand) - BoB is your on demand TV and radio service with access to over 2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s.

Leisure Reading Collection - The Leisure Reading Collection is a small collection of titles chosen specifically to enhance your wellbeing whilst studying with DMU. In amongst the shelves you will find novels of all types, and resources connected with health and wellbeing, like mindfulness. The collection also houses graphic novels and biographies.

Kimberlin Library Media Collection

The media collection on the Lower Ground Floor of the Kimberlin Library contains audio-visual materials to support academic courses. Formats include CDs containing music, information, royalty free images; slides and computer games software.

LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe

De Montfort University Library is developing a digital archive of articles published in electronic journals.

  • LOCKSS Archival Units Links (on campus only) to the electronic journals currently being archived by De Montfort University.

Using Archives in your Research

Find out how to use Archives in your Research. This Guide aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions, showing you how useful archives can be to your study and explaining how you go about finding and using archive collections.