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University Library

The main University Library at Northampton Square provides printed resources, study spaces, networked PCs and wireless internet access across five floors.

Study spaces



Photocopying and Printing

Opening Hours

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Study spaces

The library offers a range of innovative study spaces for students wishing to study individually or work collaboratively with colleagues.

Our study floors are clearly identified as either Group Study or Silent Study areas.  Please familiarise yourself with the Information Services Code of Conduct and the local guidelines displayed around the study floors.


Books can be borrowed and returned at our self-service counter on level 2.  This floor also houses our 24 hour loan collection in a dedicated space adjacent to the main service desk. In addition, we have self-service machines located on levels 4 and 5, in close proximity to the main book collection.

A machine to add credit to your print and photocopying account is located on level 2.

Assistance with library access and registration is offered at the Service Desk on level 2 during staffed hours.  Our staff will also be happy to assist if you need to collect a reserved item, pick up an inter-library loan or store request or pay a library fine.


There are over 100 networked computers in the library. Approximately 50 are located on level 2 and 3 with additional computers in the silent study labs on level 4 and level 6.

Don't forget you can find computers elsewhere on campus too.  Check availability here.

Photocopying and printing

Photocopiers are located on levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the library within easy reach of stock.

Printers are located on levels 2, 3 and in the silent study lab on level 4.

All students have a unified account for printing and photocopying.   This can be topped up on self-service kiosks or at your Library Service Desk.

Kiosks are located on level 2 of the Library and in the IT Service Centre (room E101, Drysdale Building).  The kiosks accept cash and card payments.

Visitors should ask the Library Service Desk to obtain a photocopy pass.

Opening Hours

24th January to 26th April and 6th June to 28th June 2015

Day Library Open Staffed Services
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to Midnight 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm 12 pm to 6 pm

27th April to 5th June 2015

Date Day Library Open Staffed Services
27th April - 5th June All days 24 hour opening 08:30 to 21:00 Monday to Friday and 12:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

 29th June to 20th September 2015

Day Library Open Staffed Services
Monday to Friday 9 am to 10 pm 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm Reference and self-service

Contact Us

University Library, Northampton Square, London  EC1V 0HB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8191.   Email: