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About us

Library and digital support work right across the University. We support teaching, learning and research; providing services to students, academic and professional staff.

Our focus is on enabling the transformation of information into knowledge, and we do that through providing access to information resources, developing and delivering services, managing learning spaces, and facilitating the development of information and digital literacy.

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7, term time, and provides access to approximately 350,000 books, 500,000 eBooks, 80,000 current journal titles, and a variety of different study environments. You must book via Resource Booker to use the library.

The Plymouth Allied Health Centre (PAHC) Library is open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. You must book via Resource Booker to use the library.

Students and staff visiting the library

Some things have changed in the library because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Watch our video to find out how to access the library, what services are available and what safety measures are in place.

Staff will be available to help and guide you safely around the library.

Don’t forget

  • You must book using Resource Booker before you can use the library.
  • You will need your University card to access the building.
  • You must wear a face covering at all times.

Student Support (Non-medical helper)

If you need to attend the library with a non-medical helper then please contact us at or 01752 588588 and we will book two seats together for you on Resource Booker.

Ask us – Help in the library

We have a wide range of online resources to help you but there may be times when you need individual assistance.

You can find our Library and Digital Support team at the desk on Level 1 as you enter the library. Our core hours are Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00 with a reduced service outside of these hours.

We provide support for general library and IT enquiries, including help with:

  • accessing electronic and digital resources.
  • locating books on the shelves.
  • printing, copying and scanning.
  • connecting to the Wi-Fi (Eduroam).
  • your Library and print account.
  • password changes.

Please see our self-help article for full details of the service we provide.


As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are currently unable to accommodate library visits from members of the public.

The SCONUL Access scheme is also suspended until further notice.