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Welcome back to the Library

Welcome back to the Library

20 September 2022

The Philip Robinson Library, Walton Library, Law Library and Marjorie Robinson Library are open and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for the new Semester. Read on to discover the latest on our spaces and services.

Using the Library

You’ll need your physical smartcard to access all the library buildings. If you’ve lost it over the summer, visit the Library Help Desk at Philip Robinson Library or Walton Library and we’ll replace it for you.

Study spaces

Whilst you’ve been away for the summer we’ve been busy improving some of our study spaces. Why not try the silence of the newly refurbished Research space on Level 3? Collaborative, quiet and silent study is available across all our buildings and you still have the option to pre-book a silent study space if you prefer to organise your day.

We’ll be updating some of our other spaces in the Philip Robinson Library and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms – look out for information on how you can help us develop them.

Getting the books you need

Finding books is simple using Library Search and the quickest way to get the books you need is to visit our buildings where you can also browse the shelves. If you need assistance in locating books, staff at the Library Help Desk will be happy to help.


If a book you need is already in loan, be sure to request it via Library Search and we will arrange to get a copy to you as soon as possible.

Recommend a book  

Let us know if we don’t hold a book you need for your research or studies, you can recommend a book and we will do our best to get a copy for you. Last year we purchased over 1,500 books recommended by students.  

Returning books 

If you’ve borrowed books over the summer and have finished with them, you can return them through the book drop at the front of the Philip Robinson Library or Walton Library or to any of our return locations on campus: 

  • Philip Robinson Library – book return machine located on the second floor 
  • Walton Library – kiosk available opposite the Library Help Desk 
  • Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms – return kiosk located inside the building on the ground floor 
  • Dame Margaret Barbour Building – return kiosk located on the ground floor 
  • Frederick Douglass Building – return kiosk located on the ground floor 
  • Student Union Building – return kiosk located opposite the Reception Desk 

Last updated 07 September 15:00