Contact us

We welcome enquiries by email, post, telephone, fax and in person. Professionally qualified archivists and librarians are available to advise on your use of the collections.

Contact us by email


To contact the Museum of English Rural Life about their collections email:

Contact us by post


Special Collections Services
The University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX

Contact us by telephone


+44 (0) 118 378 8660


Contact us by fax


+44 (0) 118 378 5632


Special Collections staff

Please note that, in order for us to ensure a faster response to enquiries, all general enquiries should be made via the contact details listed above. Your enquiry will be forwarded on to the most appropriate member of staff if necessary.

Associate Director - Archive Services Guy Baxter 
UMASCS Librarian (job share)

Erika Delbecque

Fiona Melhuish

Principal Archivist Caroline Gould

Library staff involved in Special Collections

Associate Director (Collections Research & Space) Paul Johnson
Preservation Manager Geoff Gardner

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