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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. 

Students and staff using the library

Some things have changed in the library because of coronavirus (COVID-19). From Monday 23 November you will no longer need to book to use the library.

  • You must bring your University card to access the building. Please note; the temporary pass kiosk is currently unavailable.

  • You must wear a face-covering at all times.

  • You are expected to follow the guidelines for our COVID control measures.

Ask us – Help in the library

Due to COVID-19, and the National lockdown, we are currently offering IT support via phones, email and ASK Live Chat. This service will be available 09:00 until 18:00, Monday to Friday. You can log a query or problem anytime on the Self-Service portal and staff will respond as soon as possible.

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.