Cardiff collection

Subject coverage

Animation and games, Broadcasting and journalism, design, drama, dance and performance, fashion, film and visual effects and motion graphics, music and sound,  photography and art (Faculty of Creative Industries) and finance and accounting (Faculty of Business and Society).

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Special collections


Stuart Morgan Collection

Donated by the author’s family, this collection of exhibition catalogues from the 1980s & 1990s, includes some curated by the author. Some of his selected writings are also part of the collection.

Exhibition catalogues

The Library has standing orders from many of the major galleries in the UK and receive the catalogues that accompany these exhibitions soon after the event. Catalogues can be discovered on FINDit, and you can search by artist, gallery or exhibition name or via the collection


David Hurn collection

The David Hurn Collection is an archive of books and journals specialising in documentary photography, from the Magnum photographer’s personal collection.

Raissa Page collection 

The Raissa Paige collection has been donated by the photojournalist and co-founder of the Format Photographers Collective.

Newport Survey Photographic Collection

The Newport Survey Photographic Collection is a collection of black and white photographs taken by documentary photography students which documented Newport in the 1980s. These photographs formed the basis of a series of 8 publications on various themes relating to the town, also called the Newport Survey. Details of the 2,200 images are available on the library catalogue and the photographs are available to view for reference only.

Historical costume

We have a small photographic collection of historical costumes.


George Ewart Evans collection

The collection was kindly donated by the Evans family. It contains a number of titles examining storytelling and oral history. Further information about the centre can be found at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling.

Science Fiction collection

This collection comprises of over 1500 novels, many by noted authors in the science fiction genre.


Henry Evans Theatre Programme collection 

This is a large collection of theatre programmes donated by the family of the late Henry Evans. It dates from the 1940s through to 2006. 

Other Collections

DVD collection

The Off-Air and Pre-Recorded DVD Collections contain a selection of television programmes, feature and documentary films to support the teaching and learning on the Campus. 

Music CD collections

The collection reflects most musical genres from classical to indie, film scores to easy listening and world music to jazz

Sound effects CD collection 

The BBC Sound Effects Collection ranges in subject from transport, domestic, nature, human as well as electronically generated sounds.