The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

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.

The library is open 24/7, including the Christmas break.

Self-Service will be in effect from 20:00-08:00 during the vacation and all day on Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 December and Tuesday 1 January.

You will need to bring your University ID card to access the building, which will be swipe access only between 20:00 and 08:00 from Friday 14 December to Sunday 6 January. 

Primo library search

Use Primo to search our collections

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.

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New Research England rules from 1 April 2018 state that all journal articles and conference papers must be deposited within 90 days of acceptance for publication.

For more information see the research libguide

For further advice and support, please contact:

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

What's on each floor of the library

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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.

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