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.

24/7 study space and additional services during library improvement works

The Open Access Study Room on Level 0 (Room 003) is available 24/7 to provide continuous library study space during essential construction work.

The rest of the library building will be available between 08:00 and 21:50 only, and service users wishing to stay within the Library will be asked to relocate to Room 003 shortly before 21:50.

In addition, we will offer a fetch and carry service for students who are unable to get to the Library before 22:00.  Send an email to: before 18:00 with a list of items required and the requested books will be available for reference use in 003. 

Please use the Level 0 entrance to access the Library.

We apologise for any inconvenience during the building works.

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

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