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Bute Library Contact Details
PO Box 430
The address given above is the postal address for this library.
The location of the library is:
King Edward VII Avenue
The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building on King Edward VII Avenue.
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- Situated on the first floor of the Bute Building
- An adjacent lift provides access from the ground floor and lower ground floor
- Two reserved disabled parking spaces are provided in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users
- An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing
- Low-level library catalogue terminals are available
- Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance
|Normal Semester Dates 2015/16 (including both May Bank Holidays)||Opening Hours|
|Monday to Friday||8.45 to 21.30|
|Saturday||10.00 to 17.30|
|Sunday||10.00 to 17.30|
|Easter Recess 2016||Opening Hours|
|Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March||8.45 to 17.00|
|Friday 25th to Monday 28th March||Closed|
|Tuesday 29th March onwards||Normal semester opening hours|
|Summer Recess 2016 (Monday 13th June to Sunday 18th September)||Opening Hours|
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday||8.45 to 17.00|
|Thursday||8.45 to 20.00|
|Saturday and Sunday||Closed|
|Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday)||Closed|
The library collection is arranged as follows:
- Geography and Planning books and journals
- Journalism and Media Studies books and journals
- Social Sciences books
- Photocopy collection
- Daily newspapers
- Laptop lounge
- Reference collection
- Pharmacy books
- Pharmacy journals
Entrance Area Gallery
- Planning statistics
- Abstracts and Indexes
- Examination papers
- Videos and DVDs
- Theses and dissertations arranged alphabetically by author
The following special collections are available in Bute Library:
The library subscribes to all British national daily and weekend newspapers as well as the Western Mail and South Wales Echo. These are held for one year in the Newspaper Room in the South corridor.
Online versions of these and many other newspapers are available through the Nexis service.
Bute Library also has the archive of the Observer (1900 - 2002) and the Daily Express (1974-1978) available on microfilm.
Those titles not available on campus can be accessed at British Library Newspapers in London, which is the national archive of British and overseas newspapers. As it is not possible to view these newspapers online from the British Library a personal visit will be necessary.
The Osman Collection is named after Colin Osman, long-time Editor of Creative Camera and associate of Tom Hopkinson when he was editor of the South African journal, Drum. His collection of historic magazines, books, sound-recordings and photojournalism was acquired by the Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media Research to form the basis of its research archive. For further details, see The Osman Collection.
Bute Graphic Services
Located on the ground floor of the Bute Building. Staff offer a number of services which include:
- Colour printing /scanning up to A0
- Laminating up to A0
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm (closed for lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm).
Tel: 029 2087 5985
More information available from Graphic Services.