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The Library is located on the ground floor of the West Mall in the Main Building. It has a wide variety of online and print resources, which you can use in college or borrow and use at home.  

Got any questions, or interested in joining? Please feel free to pop in to chat to our knowledgeable staff.

Books & eBooks

There are over 40,000 print books - covering all taught subjects - to choose from. You can also access a wide range of e-books which can be downloaded to your own computer or device to read off-site.

Magazines and journals

Discover our 60 subscriptions to print magazines and journals. You can read these in the Library or you can search our e-Journal titles.


You will also have access our specialist online resources and collections of databases, and subject specific articles and reports. These can be accessed via Discovery or through Heritage online.

When you register with the Library, you will be provided with an OpenAthens authentication account to access all online materials from home.


Library slogan black 002Leisure reading

Need a break from your college work? Then check out our selection of quick reads, picture books and fiction books. You’ll find them just inside the Library entrance - pull up a comfy chair and lose yourself in a book.

You can find guides and information and a resources list on The Library VLE page.



Opening Times & Contact Details

Help and information are never far away as the Library is open at the following times.

Monday - Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm


Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


  • Borrowing

    You can borrow up to 10 books at once - University Centre students are able to borrow 15 books - and we lend most of our books for four weeks. Some will need to remain in the Library or can be borrowed for one week.

    When you borrow items from the Library we stamp a return date inside and ask you to return the items on or before that date. If you need to keep your books longer, no problem. You can renew your loans by speaking to staff at the Library counter, by phoning us, by using your own account on Heritage (the library catalogue).

    You can reserve items that are already out on loan. When they are returned to the Library we will hold them for you and let you know that they are ready to collect. The Library also provides an efficient Inter-Library Loans service for items that are not held in our Library collection. You can make requests using our online form and then we do the rest.

    Please remember:

    • You are responsible for any items loaned to you, including any damage or loss.
    • Each book has a unique number on its barcode to identify it. Please make sure you keep and return the actual books you borrowed from the Library, in order to avoid confusion and overdue charges.

    Interested in joining? Come in and speak to staff at the Library counter.

  • Study Spaces

    The Library has multiple study spaces, including individual and group tables, where you can work independently or discuss work with your friends as you work together on group projects. 

    The Library has computers and printing facilities and there are spaces where you can use your own devices.

  • The Study Store

    From pens to calculators to files, the Study Store is located in the Library and has everything you need to start your course. If we haven’t got what you want, simply speak to a member of the team and we will see if we can get it for you

    All stock is very competitively priced. You can also get your projects and dissertations bound and items laminated.


Tel: 0191 375 4370
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The Study Store

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