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Information for new students: The basics

Key information and links for new students

Opening hours

Architect's impression of the refurbished Library BuildingLibrary services are currently operating over two buildings whilst refurbishment continues:

Library Building - you'll find most of your books here. Open 09:00 - 22:00 in term.

URS Building - study space and services. Open 24-hours in term (apart from Saturday nights)

Remember your Campus Card!

Undergraduate Campus CardRemember to bring your Campus Card with you when you come to the Library. You'll need it to...

  • borrow books
  • access the Library
  • pay for your printing

Find a space to study

Student studying in the URS Building

Most of the study space is currently in the URS Building - you'll find a range of group, quiet and silent rooms to suit your needs. There's also some space in the Library Building, but due to continuing refurbishment work this is likely to be noisy.

There are also study spaces available in other buildings on the University campus including some Halls of Residence. Use the links below to find out more about the study space at the University.

Jargon buster

Unsure about what a Library word means? Use the link below to help you find out. Question mark

IT in the Library

laptop and books

There are over 140 PCs available for you to use on the Ground Floor of the URS Building. Just login with your University username and password to access a range of software and the internet. 

Wifi access

Both the Library and URS buildings have wifi so you can access the University network on your own laptop and other devices. The link below has more information about how you can access the network.

Need to print?

Go to the PC area on the Ground Floor of the URS Building or the 3rd and 4th Floors of the Library to find multi-functional devices (MFDs) you can use to print, scan and copy items. You'll need credit on your Campus Card Account to pay for your printing - just login to the Campus Card Portal.

Need refreshment? Pop-in to the Library cafés

Coffee beans spilling out of a cupThere are cafés in both the Library and URS buildings.

Come to the 2nd Floor of Library@URS to visit Café Libro. You'll find the Library Café on the Ground Floor of the Library building. Both serve tea, coffee and soft drinks as well as sandwiches and snacks. You can also eat food in the cafés that you've brought with you.

You can take lidded drinks elsewhere in the Library and URS buildings, but everything else must be consumed in the cafés.

Code of conduct

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