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Reports Section - a User Guide

The Reports Section contains around 40,000 research and technical reports from industry, the MoD, DSTL, Qinetiq, and overseas defence research agencies. It also holds classified journals and conference proceedings, training and doctrine publications, military technical publications and pamphlets. Cranfield research and course theses also form part of the collection.

As a significant proportion of the collection is restricted access it is held under secure conditions on the ground floor at the rear of the Library and has a separate catalogue.

Access to reports is through a separate Library Reports Catalogue. For security reasons you can not search the Reports catalogue off-campus but staff will be happy to help by telephone (01793 785486) or email or the Ask a Librarian facility.

To obtain a report, contact a member of staff who will check your security clearance and retrieve it for you. Lower classification reports may be borrowed for two calendar months. Higher classification reports may only be consulted in the Reports Section or, in some cases, be sent to an appropriate course/departmental safe.

Students - Clearance is related to the particular course attended and not to the security vetting of the individual.
Staff - Clearance is on an individual basis.

The Reports Section has access to the catalogue of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, which can be searched on behalf of staff or students.
A number of reader places are available.
The Reports Section is open 8:30 until 17:00 hrs from Monday to Friday. It may be possible to arrange other times at the discretion of the Reports Librarian.

If you have any further questions please Ask a Librarian.