The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to approximately 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of different study environments. In one central location there are the resources you need to carry out research (books, journals, electronic resources), to present your work (computers, printers, photocopiers, loan equipment, shop) and experienced, friendly staff to help you.
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Primo is our search tool to find the best quality resources to support your learning, teaching and research. Discover specialist databases, theses, books, journal articles and more - both print and digital - with a single search.
Library Refurbishment - 26 March to 15 April
Level 1 is being refreshed over the Easter break to optimize available space and provide a wider range of learning spaces.
This will include:
- new furniture
- refreshed paint and decor
- a new seminar room
- new laptops to loan and lockers to charge your devices
During the work
- Level 1
study spaces, including bookable study
rooms, will be out of use
- The cafe will be closed
- The main entrance/exit, book stock and lifts will remain accessible
- All other study spaces in the Library will remain open 24/7
This is phase one of a project to improve learning spaces on each floor of the Library.
We will be asking for your feedback on the improvements to inform our next steps in the library refurbishment.
Before you leave for your Easter break
- return or renew your books
- check your emails - books may be recalled over the vacation. If a book is recalled you have seven days to return it.
- you can contact us anytime. We are open 24/7.
telephone +44 1752 588588
SensusAccess - a self-service, alternative media solution.
A new University-wide resource.
SensusAccess allows you to automatically convert documents into a range of alternative media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible formats.
Simply follow the four-step process to convert your file. Make sure to use your University email address.
Other learning technology can be found on our library guide.
If you have any feedback about this service please contact Ian Rayment.
Information Specialists and Library Guides
Your Information Specialist can show you how to use information resources effectively -
- and your Library Subject Guide is a collection of relevant resources plus help and support.Your Information Specialist
Charles Seale-Hayne Library virtual tour
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All about library and digital services
Our focus is on enabling the transformation of information into knowledge.
Find out more about library and digital support - including our policies and strategies, our business plan and our organisation structure.About library and digital services