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.

International Open Access Week 2017

'Open in order to______.'  

This year's theme asks what benefits can be achieved by making scholarly outputs open. Opening up our research allows us to interact with the wider community, showcasing our diverse research projects. But we know it can do more than that.

How to get involved:

  • Send us your inspirational endings to the sentence - Open in order to_____, 
  • Share a positive story about how open access has benefited your research  
  • or email your research details to the Open Access Team (

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.

Visit Primo

Rediscover Primo - the gateway to library resources

We are happy to announce that Primo has been refreshed over the summer with a new look, improved usability, and is mobile friendly!

Take a look and you will see that the homepage is uncluttered with new icons to highlight key navigation routes. All your library account information is now available from here in one simple view.

Watch the video to see some of the key features of the new look Primo.


The University is asking all research-active staff and doctoral research students to create an ORCiD account, and for staff to additionally link it to Symplectic Elements.

ORCiD is an internationally recognised unique identifier connecting research with researchers, ensuring correct attribution.

Find out more about ORCiD

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

Charles Seale-Hayne Library virtual tour

Take a tour of the Library without getting up.

Keep up to date with library news and contact us via Twitter

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