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Welcome back to the Library

Welcome back to the Library

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

Using the Library

All four libraries are open and you can use any of them - all you need is your University smartcard. If you are returning to campus after a long break why not try one of our self-guided tours to explore more of what we have on offer in your Library. Pick up a map from the Welcome Desk.

Study spaces

You no longer need to book an individual study space, although for those of you who prefer to organise your day in advance, we’ve retained some bookable spaces in the Philip Robinson Library and the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms.

Group study spaces are back with rooms and booths available for pre-booking. And coming soon, you will find refurbished spaces on Level 2 that will create more space for quiet individual study.

Browsing is back

If you’ve missed being able to browse our shelves you’ll be happy to find that the shelves are once again open for you to browse our print stock. Once you’ve located the books you need, self-issue kiosks are available on all floors to enable you to borrow your books easily. If you need assistance in locating books or are uncertain about using self-issue, staff at the Library Help Desk will be happy to help.

Our Click and Collect service is still available for those who prefer to mimise their time in the Library. 


If a book you need is already on loan be sure to request a reservation and we will get you a copy as soon as possible.

Returning books

If you’ve borrowed books and finished with them, you can return them through the book drop at the Philip Robinson Library or Walton Library, or to any of the self-return kiosks available across campus:

  • Philip Robinson Library – kiosks available on Level 2
  • Medical School
  • 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

Last updated on 03 September 12:00