Update - 1st February 2021: We've introduced a Click and Collect and Postal Loan Service for access to physical items that aren't available electronically. Please see our announcement for details.


On Monday 4 January the Government announced a return to national lockdown

As such, all our libraries and study centres are currently closed, except the Arts and Social Sciences Library, which remains open 7 days a week, 9am-5.30pm and the Veterinary Sciences Library, open weekdays, 10am-5pm. Both libraries are for urgent access only.

This access is restricted to: 

  • those with an urgent need to access IT and digital services – for example those who do not have it at home,  
  • those unable to study at home and who need specific facilities.

Please use this form to request access to the study seat booking system. Seats are available for silent study only.

We want to reassure you that we will not refuse entry to anyone fulfilling either criteria. However we would remind you to stay at home if you can, ensure that you have been tested before you return to campus and that if you are permitted access to ASSL or Vet Sci you strictly observe two-metre social distancing and wear a face covering at all times. Please note that food is not permitted in the library, and all drinks must be lidded.

Library Services - your 'one-stop shop'

Everything you need to know about Library services and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Study spaces

Study spaces map

Download the Study spaces map (PDF, 432kB)

Disabled access

The University has teamed up with AccessAble to provide you with detailed information about the accessibility of our facilities.

Study skills training workshops

Free workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

Did you know?

Most of our study spaces are managed by Library Services.

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