Library Services

Our libraries are vibrant and have been newly refurbished with state-of-the-art technology such as self-issue machines, VDI computers and 250 drop-in PCs and laptops, providing you with all the software you’ll need to get ahead in your studies.

We have a substantial collection of learning resources including more than 35,000 books. Our 24/7 library of online databases, journals and e-books mean that you can fit your studies into your busy lifestyle whether you're on campus, at home or even on holiday. Each course or subject area has its own online library guide bringing all your key online library resources and study materials, such as ‘how tos’ for research and referencing and past exam papers, together in one easy to navigate webpage.



Everyone has different study styles and we have zones, spaces and study rooms to meet your needs, including group study areas, quiet study spaces and silent study rooms.

Helping you Succeed

Our friendly and supportive staff can help you to find a book, print a document or navigate your way through your online library guide. And it doesn’t stop there. We also offer photocopying, colour and black and white printing, a wide range of very reasonably priced stationery and binding, laminating services to help you get that polished look for your essays and reports.

Opening Times

Our opening hours may be subject to change. Please check Moodle, join our Facebook / Twitter pages or give us a ring for details.

Beacon Centre Library

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

University Centre Library

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am - 7.00pm (6.00 pm on Wednesday)
  • Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Holidays - University Centre Library

  • Mon – Thurs 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Fri: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Contact Library Services

  • Beacon Centre Library 01254 292120
  • University Centre Library 01254 292165