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Library Induction

A hub for everything you need to be introduced to the library. Click on the menu to explore further.

Opening Times

  Term time Non term time
Main Library (entrance on Level 1) 24/7 08:00-20:00 daily
Level 0 Learning Space 24/7 24/7

Before you visit, check the Library website for up to date opening times.

Remember your University Card

You will need your card to access the main library and Level 0 Learning Space.

Study Spaces

The library has a variety of study areas across four floors to support your learning needs. This includes Group, Quiet and Silent Study. Visit our Study Areas article for more information.

Bookable study rooms, of varying sizes, are available across all floors. Please see our Bookable Study Rooms article for information about the rooms and how to book.
The Library has PCs and a number of Macs across all floors for students to use on a first-come basis. There is also a large computing area in the Level 0 Learning Space.

This is a swipe access only room (305) on Level 3 for postgraduate students.The room is occasionally used for teaching, which is advertised in advance, and houses the Special Collections.

Laptop Loans

Need to borrow a laptop? Laptops are available for loan on Level 1 by the book returns.

The laptops are installed with Microsoft Office, internet browser and can be printed from. For more information, check out the laptop loan self-help article.

Break Room

Need to take a break? The Break Room has comfortable seating and a kitchenette, equipped with a microwave and boiling water. This space is located on Level 0 and can be accessed via the Level 0 foyer only. You will need to bring your University card to enter. 

Further Help

The Writing Café

As well as serving great coffee and locally sourced food, The Writing Café is a welcoming space where you can explore techniques and strategies to improve as a writer.

The Writing Café is a unique and creative space where staff and students are welcome to come and have a conversation with a member of the Student Learning team and work with a trained student Writing Mentor. 

The Writing Café takes place in The Library Café, located on the 1st floor of the Library.


SUM:UP is a mathematics and statistics support service that gives expert on-demand advice on all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics and statistics, located on Level 1 by the lifts. All students are welcome. Find out more about SUM:UP on their page.