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Library and Learning Resources

Our libraries contain a wealth of printed material to support your course, as well as a variety of study space to knuckle down in.

Student in Mary Seacole Library

There are four libraries across our campuses:

  • Curzon Library (City Centre)
  • Mary Seacole Library (City South)
  • School of Art, Margaret Street
  • School of Jewellery

These resources, together with our Centre for Academic Success, support and develop the subjects and interests of the staff and students.

Visit the Library and Learning Resources website

Search for resourses, chat to us, see what support we provide and more on our website

It's easy to get started with using the library services, but in case you need help here's our best advice for you:

What you need to use the library

Your student ID card is also your library card. You will need it to borrow items from any of our libraries, and also to gain access through the controlled gates at Curzon Library. Your library Borrower Number can be found on the card, above the barcode - you will need this and your PIN when using self-service.

How to get your library PIN

Your library PIN (Personal Identity Number) serves the same function as a bank PIN and you should keep it safe in the same way. It allows you, in conjunction with your Borrower Number, to use all our self-service options. Your PIN will be sent to your University email address after you have enrolled on your course, but you can also change it online.

Borrowing books

Undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and research students can borrow up to 20 items.

Most loans are for four weeks, although some items are loaned for shorter periods, varying between four hours and two weeks. Refer to the date label if you're unsure.

Returns and renewals

Return dates are stamped on the date label or detailed on your self-service receipt. To help you manage your loans, library reminders are sent to your University email address. Please check it regularly.

We let you know in advance when your books are due to minimise the risk of you incurring fines. You can also renew your books over the phone or online.

Get in touch

There are lots of ways to find out more about our services: