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.

Using library services in Summer 2016

The project to construct a new Main Library for the University is entering its final stages and the work of relocating the collection will start soon. Work to transfer stock will begin in earnest as soon as the summer examinations are over and from then on there will be much unavoidable disruption. Full detail is available on the Project 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 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