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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

Services

Computers

Photocopying and Printing

Opening Hours

Contact Us

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.

Services

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.

Computers

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 lab on level 4.

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

22nd September to 21st December 2014 and 24th January 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

 22nd December 2014 to 23rd January 2015

Date Day Library Open Staffed Services
22-23rd December Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 10 pm 9 am to 5 pm
24th December Wednesday 9 am to 3 pm 9 am to 3 pm
25-28th December Thursday to Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
29-31st December Monday to Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm Reference and self-service only
1st January  Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
2nd January Friday 9 am to 5 pm Reference and self-service only
3-4th January  Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm 12 pm to 6 pm
5-23rd January All days 24 hour opening 9 am to 9 pm

 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
 only

Contact Us

University Library, Northampton Square, London  EC1V 0HB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8191.   Email: library@city.ac.uk