The “Welcome” section of the Library website introduces the most important library services you will use over the next few years in a simple, bite-sized format. Here you will find a short welcome video, a self-guided virtual tour of the Library that can help you to familiarise yourself with the building before you even step through the doors, a guided audio tour of the building, a brief slideshow of things you will want to know before you arrive, and a link to our opening times webpage.

It’s great to be able to say hello to our early arrivals who have been stopping by the Library the last few days. Ask library staff all your questions, pop your head around the office door during the week and say hello to the library skills drop-in librarian or chat to us online 24/7 for instant answers to all your questions.

Just a gentle reminder that if you are coming into the Library over the Summer vacation, we operate shorter opening hours outside of term time, so please check our opening hours before you come in to avoid disappointment. In particular, we do not open on Sundays over the Summer vacation and we usually close on the August Bank Holiday Monday.