De Montfort University

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De Montfort University is a is a public research and teaching university situated in Leicester. It was originally founded as Leicester School of Art in 1870 and gained university status in 1992. It has a reputation for teaching excellence and is renowned for its arts courses. It is divided into four main faculties: Art, Design and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology. The University's archive service is situated in the main Kimberlin Library. As well as holding records which detail the history of the institution it also holds subject specific collections such as Fashion and Textiles, National Youth Agency and Kodak photography. There is also a range of books and pamphlets relating to local history that is pat of the Special Collections.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Archives and Special Collections reading room is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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Facilities and services


  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Cafeteria
  • Bicycle park
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Library with public access


  • General guide to collections available
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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