About the library

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 Library provides access to approximately 350,000 books, 500,000 eBooks and 80,000 current journal titles. The Charles Seale-Hayne main library has a variety of different study environments and the Level 0 Learning Space is open 24/7 all year round. 

Ask us – Help in the library

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

You can find our Library and Digital Support team at the Information desk on Level 1 as you enter the library. Our core hours are Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 with a reduced service outside of these times.

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 Student IT Support Policy 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.

SCONUL Access Scheme

We are sorry to say that the SCONUL Access Scheme is suspended until further notice as a result of the current pandemic. Please see our Sconul Self-Help article for further information.