Special collections

Aviation Collection

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.

Location: Farnborough Library

Military Collection

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.

Location: Aldershot Library

Naval Collection

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.

Location: Gosport Discovery Centre

Railway Collection

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

Location: Winchester Discovery Centre

Jane Austen Collection

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.

Location: Alton Library