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Access a vast wealth of knowledge through our main library, specialist libraries and online facilities.

The main City library occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. The School of Law is served by libraries at Northampton Square and Gray's Inn Place. In addition, there are specialist site libraries at Bunhill Row (Cass Business School).

Library facilities include:

  • A range of stock for borrowing: overnight, seven day and three week loan books, DVDs, musical scores and CDs
  • Self-service borrowing facilities; renewal and reservations via the internet
  • 1,400 individual study spaces
  • Bookable group study rooms
  • Print and photocopy facilities.

Over 280,000 volumes

Our total library stock is more than 280,000 volumes, of which around two-thirds may be borrowed. Students may borrow up to 15 books at a time for up to three weeks. The printed collections are augmented by our portfolio of around 60,000 journal titles available to access electronically, on and off campus.

Electronic information

The library provides access to electronic information, including databases and electronic journals. Each library has fully equipped computer rooms for access to the internet and a complete range of software packages.

Find what you need

Our dedicated library staff will help you navigate through our vast collection of information sources so you can successfully locate, access and evaluate the resources you need.

Library opening hours

The library at Northampton Square is open until midnight on weekdays during term time and until 22:00 at weekends. The library is open until 22:00 throughout the week in summer vacation. Opening hours are extended further during examination times.

Assistive technology

The library provides a range of support for users with disabilities. They include a text magnifier (software for students with visual impairments), inspiration mind mapping software and voice recognition software. The equipment is available in specialist rooms within the main library at Northampton Square.

For more information on library facilities, please visit the Library website.

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.