You'll have access to our library and dedicated study spaces across campus.

Library and Archives

Our extensive 24-hour Library gives you access to:

  • 1.7 million books, audio-visual items, and other printed material
  • 600,000 ebooks
  • over 15,000 print and electronic journals
  • internationally significant historic archives and original documents.

Study spaces

There are over 1,200 study spaces across the Library with flexible options for single and group study, formal and informal.

You can book space for yourself or a group across the campus, including ‘pop-up pods’ during exam season. We offer 24-hour access to our new facilities at the Ron Cooke Hub, from study desks and pods to a collaborative group study area.

Help and support

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your contact at the Library and is able to offer subject-specific help and support. You can also access online tailored subject guides with information relevant to your subject.

Study spaces

  • There are over 1,200 study spaces across the Library with flexible options for single and group study, formal and informal
  • The collaborative areas include large screens for up to four laptops
  • There are moveable desks for single or group study as well as beanbags, individual seats, large tables and sofas
  • You can book space for yourself or a group across the campus, including ‘pop-up pods’ during exam season
  • We offer 24-hour access to our new facilities at the Ron Cooke Hub, from study desks and pods to a collaborative group study area.

Support for your subject

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your contact at the Library and is able to offer subject-specific help and support. You can also access online tailored subject guides with information relevant to your subject.

Connect on campus

  • You’ll have access to email, filestore, Google Apps for Education, printing and more
  • There’s free wifi on campus and in the city, including in libraries, cafés, departments and your study bedroom
  • You can connect your laptop, PC, phone, tablet and games console to our network
  • There are nearly 1,000 open-access networked computers provided for your use on campus
  • You can also access resources including filestore and printing off-campus using our Virtual Private Network.

Online learning

  • Most departments provide lecture recordings, allowing you to revisit content to support and enhance your understanding
  • Access programme materials and communicate with other students and staff in this online community
  • Look up reading lists and electronic holdings in all the University’s libraries
  • Develop your study skills and produce original work with self‑directed study activities
  • Communicate, collaborate or carry out assessments on some courses
  • Access lecturers’ notes, quizzes, surveys, presentations and audio and visual media.