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.