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Information for new students: The basics

Key information and links for new students

Opening hours

Alarm clockThe Library is open 24-hours during Semester-time (apart from Saturday nights).

Note that you will need your Campus Card to scan in at the keypad on the outer door if you are coming to the Library between midnight and 08:00.

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...

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


If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the using your Campus Card video on YuJa (University username and password required)

Find a space to study

There's a range of different study spaces in the Library - group, quiet and silent areas - to suit your needs.

Watch our short video to get a flavour of the spaces available. Come and explore and find your favourite!

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the finding your favourite study space video on YuJa (University username and password required)

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 in the Library and around the University.

IT in the Library

laptop and books

There are over 140 PCs available for you to use on the 1st Floor of the Library. Just login with your University username and password to access a range of software and the internet. 

Wifi access

The Library has 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.

Borrow a laptop

Students may borrow high-specification laptops from the self-service LapSafe lockers on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floors of the LIbrary.

Need to print?

Go to the Ground, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors 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 Café

Coffee beans spilling out of a cupYou'll find the Library Café on the Ground Floor. It serves tea, coffee and soft drinks as well as sandwiches and snacks. You can also eat food in the café that you've brought with you.

You can take lidded drinks elsewhere in the Library, but everything else must be consumed in the café.

Jargon buster (Glossary)

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

Code of conduct

Find out what's expected of you and what you can expect from us