Our libraries

A student using our library

The University Library is one of the largest academic libraries in the country and boasts an outstanding research collection, incorporating an astonishing 2.7 million books and scholarly periodicals, and more than 16,000 electronic resources.

New library opening September 19th

The project to construct a new Main Library for the University is in its final stages and our new building will open at 10:30 on September 19th.   More information is available on the Library’s
news and events pages.

The collections are located primarily in the Main Library, with subject specific site libraries for medicine, law, fine art, music, education, dentistry and other subjects. 

Visiting our libraries

If you're interested in using our libraries, you are invited to join one of our membership schemes which offer both reference and borrowing facilities.

Which library should I use?

If you're not sure which library holds the kind of resources that you're looking for, you may find it easier to find a library by subject.

Locations and opening hours