Library app

Download the Library App so you can borrow books by scanning them with your phone, plus other useful functions.

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A desk with an open book, a notebook with writing in it and a pen. A bookshelf in the background. Get expert advice and support from your subject librarian

Get help with subject-related enquiries and advice about library resources.

Accessibility and support

Find out about the services and support we provide for disabled and dyslexic learners. We can also support part time learners or those with caring/parental responsibility where time on campus is limited. 

Book a study desk or group study room

At some of our sites there is the option to book a study desk.

Research Postgraduate? Check out our PGR Room here

A desk next to an open window on a sunny day, on the desk are a green plant, a laptop with writing on screen and a book with a pen on top. Wellbeing

A collection of resources to help support your wellbeing. Some are interactive, others are simply soothing. All we hope are enjoyable, and help you to relax and be productive.

A greyscale painting. Two cherubs, one writing on a slate, watching a woman hold a candle up to a a slate with writing on it. Cultural Collections

We look after a range of locally, nationally and internationally significant cultural collections. The cultural resources we care for range from large scale public art to more traditional paper-based materials and are located across the University’s locations.

Most collections are accessible to the public. You can consult the archives we care for by appointment, visit our exhibition spaces during our opening hours or you can discover them at your leisure as you walk through our grounds.

Climate Action Plan

As part of the University of Bristol’s journey to a net-zero campus, the Library is taking part in a Climate Action Plan to work towards reducing our carbon emissions. This is in response to the Climate Emergency we are currently witnessing as a result of climate change. 

Library Climate Action Plan 2023 (PDF, 37kB)

Research support

Open access publishing - find out about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.

Managing research data - our Research Data Service can help you plan, manage and share research data.

An artists representation of the planned New University Library. A leafy green street with people walking, in the background is a large building made up of white cubes with lots of windows. New University Library

Learn more about this exciting project.

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