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Guide to Library and Archive Services: Welcome



Finding Help

Our Libraries and Student Centres are open as per the hours below. We also continue to support you online via live chat and our Academic Engagement  Librarians and Learning Developers are able to offer advice online.  

Our chat service currently operates 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday (10am to 8pm Wednesdays).


Opening Hours

You can find the Library hours for the full academic year on our Opening Hours Guide


Study Space

All libraries provide designated group, individual and distanced individual study space. Posters clearly identify these spaces. For the safety and comfort of all, please respect the guidelines outlined on the posters. If you need further information, please check with Student Centre staff onsite.

Group Study - Room Bookings: You can book group study rooms at our libraries at Cavendish and Marylebone campuses using the booking service available through timetabling.

Rooms can be booked for the current week and a week in advance.

Each study group:

  • should consist of at least 3 people
  • can book a room for up to 2 hours a day
  • can book for a maximum of 4 hours a week

Harrow Library has two rooms on the first floor that you can use for group study and you don't need to book them in advance. 

Other available study spaces: The University has launched a new service that allows you to see what teaching spaces are not currently booked for teaching and available for you to use as a quiet study space. Find out more about this on the University webpages


Borrowing and Returning Books

Book collections across all libraries are open. You can browse the shelves and borrow items on our self-service machines. 

If you need any help please contact us via Chat. 

You can return items to any of our libraries.

If you are a completed student and unable to come on site, please contact us via Chat or to discuss how to return your books.

Please keep an eye on our FAQ and News pages.

If you have any questions please contact us via Chat or


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