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Library Services

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

The 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 Hub, so there is no need to go to multiple places to get help.
  • If the 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 

Opening Times

Term Time:

Main Library:

  • Library is open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (requires a valid St Mary's ID card)
  • The Hub is staffed: Mon-Fri 8.15am-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday Closed

Out of Term Time:

  • Library is open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (requires a valid St Mary's ID card)
  • The Hub is staffed: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Different types of study spaces support different modes of learning - flexible study areas for group or individual work, quiet areas and silent study spaces, as well as bookable rooms are all available. 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