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Main Library

The Library provides a wide variety of study spaces to suit all your different learning needs.

Main Library


Library Road

Who is it for

All members of the University are welcome to use the Library. Access the building using your University ID card.

External visitors are also welcome, please see our visiting guidelines.

What is it for

  • Group study in collaboration zones
  • Individual study in quiet zones
  • Individual study in silent zones
  • Use our computers
  • Print, copy and scan
  • Use our multimedia resources
  • Use our accessible rooms and technology
  • Attend skills development sessions

Use of the space

Please behave responsibly by abiding by our Code of Conduct.

  • Floors 1 and 2 in the main Library building are set up for collaborative working. The furniture can be moved and there is a range of equipment provided to encourage group work such as screens, white boards and smart boards
  • All areas other than Floors 1 and 2 are set up for individual study only


  • Silent Study Room 1 –93-seater study space where technology can be used
  • Silent Study Room 2 – 93-seater study space where technology can be used (not all desks have power access)
  • Silent Study Room 3 – 8-seater study space for students who wish to use tablets, iPads and kindles
  • Silent Study Room 4 – 7-seater space for those who wish to read books or write
  • Accessible Study Rooms – bookable rooms for students registered with disability services; please note: unfortunately we are unable to provide any other bookable spaces such as those suitable for conducting Skype or phone interviews
  • Consultation Pod - drop-in to the Consultation Pod for 1:1 support and advice from your specialist subject librarian between 13:00 and 15:00 during term time. Outside of these times the Pod can be used by anyone wishing to discuss their Library Account (or anything else Library related) with a member of the Customer Support team

Opening times


Library Services are open online, even though our buildings are closed for access. Find out about our plans to re-start Library services.