Special collections

Aviation Collection

Location: Farnborough Library

Contains over 5000 books, pamphlets, directories and yearbooks, news cuttings files, videos and a small collection of photographs and postcards. Many of the books are available for loan.

Military Collection

Location: Aldershot Library

Contains over 18,000 includes Regimental and Divisional histories, extensive material on battles, campaigns and wars, biographies, genealogical sources, military theory, weapons, uniforms and medals. Many of the books are available for loan.

Naval Collection

Location: Gosport Discovery Centre

Contains a substantial amount of material that reflects the strong links between Hampshire, particularly Gosport, and the Navy. Many of the books are available for loan.

Railway Collection

Location: Winchester Discovery Centre

Contains around 11,000 books, pamphlets and timetables; many of which are unique. The majority of the stock is available for loan.

Jane Austen Collection

Location: Alton Library

Contains material that covers the life and works of the author as well as linked to places and organisations. Many of the books are available for loan.