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Library and Student Hub


Located at the heart of the main campus, the Library provides a range of resources to support students in their studies.

The Library has different types of study spaces to support different modes of learning. There are flexible study areas for group or individual work, quiet areas and silent study spaces, as well as bookable rooms. We have a range of PCs and Macs for student use in the Library, plus loanable laptops (for use on site). WiFi is available across campus for you to connect your own device.

All students are automatically members of the Library, which grants unlimited access to our large e-resources collection, as well as access to our physical books and journals. 

The Library has around 90,000 printed and 150,000 electronic books. It subscribes to around 56,000 full text electronic journals via databases such as ProQuest Central, Business Source Elite, Science Direct and  JSTOR, plus specialist law resources such as WestLaw and LexisLibrary. These can be accessed online from anywhere with internet access. 

Most resources can be accessed online using our discovery tool, Primo.

There are a few e-resources that can't be found on Primo, but don't worry, the subject librarians can help with navigating these resources. They also offer support with key academic study skills such as finding and using information and referencing.

For more information, please visit our webpage

Opening times

Term Time:

  • Library is open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (requires a valid St Mary's ID card)

Out of term-time:

  • Library is open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (requires a valid St Mary's ID card)

Student Hub

The Student Hub is your single point of contact for all enquiries regrading Library, IT, Student Services, Registry, Careers and more. 

  • Most questions can be answered by our friendly staff in the Student Hub, so there is no need to go to multiple places to get help.
  • If the Student Hub team can't help you directly, they will escalate your query or signpost you to the appropriate service.
  • Our website also has self-help guidance available 
  • The self-service portal is available 24/7 and has the answer to most of our FAQs. If the answer you want isn't there, then you can easily log a support ticket and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The aim of the Student Hub is to improve the student experience. It provides:

  • A consolidated, physical, first-line help service for students which can deal with enquiries relating to: Library, IT, TEL, Registry and Student Services.
  • The above is a virtual service to students that can be delivered via multiple channels e.g. online (web) self-service, Mobile device, Self-service device(s).
  • A redesigned front area of the ground floor of the Main Library on campus to provide a welcoming, visually appealing, centrally located service point and additional spaces to support student learning. 
  • A single digital knowledge base which will facilitate increased self-service for students enabling them to get the answers they need anytime, anywhere.

Opening times

Term time:

  • The Hub is staffed: Mon-Fri 8.15am-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday Closed

Out of term-time:

  • The Student Hub is staffed: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm