Why join the University Library?
- Books on Time
- Desktop Delivery Service
- E-Print Repository
- Friends of the Library
- Inter-Library Loans
- Law Library
- Library Guides
- Library Help
- Library Search (catalogue)
- Opening hours
- Print Services
- Reading Lists
- Research information
- Special Collections
- Walton Library
The University Library comprises the Robinson
Library (the main Library building), the
Walton Library, based in the Medical
School, and the Law
Library, based in the Law
The University Library was awarded the Government's Charter Mark for public service excellence in 1995. The Library became a second time winner in 1998 and gained the Charter Mark for the thirdand fourth times in 2001 and 2004 respectively. It was the first academic library to receive the award. A customer care policy and a Library users code of conduct are established.
The Library collections cover a wide range of subjects and include many electronic sources.
Please note that some electronic information sources are restricted by licence to use by current members of the University and may not be available to external members.
Bookstock currently consists of approximately 1 million volumes and the Library has current subscriptions to circa 5,000 periodical titles and over 10,000 electronic journals.
In addition to these collections, the Robinson Library holds a substantial collection of government publications, dating back to 1801 and also has Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives.