The College Library contains over 60,000 books and resources. It is open 24/7 for current College members, and provides a range of different study spaces.

College Library at night

Opening hours

  • Open 24/7 throughout the year with the exception of the period between Christmas and the New Year when the College is closed.

Staffing times

  • The Library Reception desk is normally staffed between 9 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. week days only.
  • A team of Student Library Assistants work at Library Reception during term time from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. week day evenings and 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. week-ends.


Study Spaces

The Library has a range of different types of study spaces.

  • Main Reading Room: 4 study desks each seating 8 readers, 5 seating 6 and 1 seating 4
  • David Williams Room: 1 study desk seating 8
  • 4th Floor Reading Room: 3 study desks seating 6
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors each have 9 study carrels for private study

Other Facilities

  • Computer Room: location 1st floor, contains six computers, printer, and scanner
  • WiFi: throughout the building
  • Networked photocopier: location ground floor
  • 33 Lockers: location ground floor, 24 hour use only
  • Meeting Room: location 3rd floor. Can be booked for group study. Book at Library Reception
  • Wates Room: location 2nd floor. Small chill out space. Includes Wates Room Fiction Collection (light reading from Harry Potter to Hilary Mantel)
  • Book Stands and Laptop Supports: a small number of Book stands and Laptop Supports are available for loan for use in the Library from Library Reception

Vacation Loan

  • The Summer vacation loan starts at 9.30 a.m. on Monday 13th June 2022 (exception Short Loan Books). Books taken out over the Summer vacation are due for return on Thursday 6th October 2022.
  • Short Loan Books can be borrowed for the vacation from 9:30 a.m. on Friday 17th June. A maximum of 2 Short Loan books per customer can be taken out over the vacation.