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    The Library

    Using Library Services

    This page tells you about the services on offer in the Library building. If you want to know about books and online information try the Finding information page.

    Studying in the Library

    You may walk in and use the study space of your choice. There are  two silent study rooms upstairs and  a range of individual seats on both floors. There are also group study rooms upstairs which you need to book in term time.

    Library card

    Your Student ID card is also your library card. The card can be used to:

    You can put money on your card using the online payment facility. If you lose your card you should obtain a replacement from Student Services.


    The Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor can help you make the most of using the library and its services. Ask any questions you have about finding and borrowing books and our other services.

    Self-service machine

    Use this to use to issue and return books on the ground floor


    There are six lockers located on the ground floor that can be booked for the day. Ask at the Welcome Desk for further information.

    Information Services

    IS Service Desk

    The IS Service Desk, located on the first floor, provides advice and support with all IT and Audio-Visual (AV) related issues.


    Free WiFi is available in the library. Visitors should ask at the IT Service Desk how to connect to the wireless network. All students are provided with details of how to connect to the wired and wireless networks on arrival at the university.

    Other facilities

    The Bamford Library building is also home to the Kaldi Café and the Engineering Design Centre.

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    The library is a shared space, so please respect other library users. We have very few rules in the library. 

    Please follow these rules for everyone's benefit: 

    • keep noise to a minimum - the library is a place for studying.
    • hot drinks are only allowed in mugs or cups with a securely attached lid
    • cold food may be eaten in the library, but not hot food
    • switch your mobile to silent.
    • tidy up rubbish.

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