Professional Services

Library and Learning Services

We support the research, teaching and learning activities of our students and staff. 

University Library

The Library provides space for individual and collaborative study and extensive digital resources comprising more than 800,000 e-books and 65,000 e-journals. It is home to more than a million printed volumes.

We are committed to working in partnership to provide benefit to our users, influence the development of scholarly communication and support the wider community. We are members of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) which represents 34 of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Key people

Steve Williams - University Librarian and Director of Library and Learning Services
Joanne Dunham - Deputy Librarian/Associate Director
Simon Dixon - Associate Director and Head of Archives and Special Collections
Laurian Williamson - Associate Director and Head of Research Services

Information Hub

The Information Hub provides both a physical and virtual information desk for all student and Library services and support. This includes online, telephone and other virtual support and enquiries alongside service points on the ground floor of the David Wilson Library.

Contact or
+44 (0)116 252 2448

Visit the Library website.

Archives and Special Collections

The Library has extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, engraved portrait prints and personal archives. These can be consulted by appointment in our Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room. A range of our collections may also be consulted online.

+44 (0)116 252 2056

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