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Science Library


Science Library Contact Details

Phone: 029 2087 4085
Extension: Cathays Campus: 74085 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74085
Fax: 029 2087 4995
Science Library

Information Services
Cardiff University
PO Box 430
CF24 0DE

Additional information:

The address given above is the postal address for this library.

The location of the library is:

Main Building
Park Place
CF10 3AT

The Science Library is located on the first floor of Main Building.


  • Situated on the first floor of Main Building with ramp access at the main entrance and the entrance to the library
  • A service lift in the Chemistry wing is available
  • The counter and information desk are both at low-level
  • A space in the car park can be arranged or there is parking for badge-holders on Park Place
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground floor
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance



Mr Nigel Morgan

Position:Subject Librarian - Biosciences
Telephone: 029 2087 5037 / 6605Extension: Cathays:75037. Heath Park:01798 75037

Mr Peter Hale

Position:Subject Librarian - Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Telephone: 029 2087 5037Extension: Cathays Campus: 75037 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 75037

Mr Rob Beadle

Position:Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 9140 (Science) 029 2087 6605 (Biomedical Sciences)Extension: Cathays: 79140 / 76605. Heath Park: 01798 79140 / 76605

Mrs Heather Mann

Position:Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 9140Extension: Cathays Campus: 79140 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 79140

Mrs Elaine Richards

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5128 (Science) 029 2087 6605 (Biomedical Sciences)Extension: Cathays: 75128 / 76605. Heath Park: 01798 75128 / 76605

Mrs Kurda Saied

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5128 (Science) 029 2087 6605 (Biomedical Sciences)Extension: Cathays: 75128 / 76605. Heath Park: 01798 75128 / 76605

Ms Sally Earney

Position:Library Customer Services Manager
Telephone: 029 2068 8154 / 029 2087 9140Extension: 88154 / 79140



Opening hours

Normal Semester Dates 2015/16 (including both May Bank Holidays) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday8.45 to 21.30
Saturday and Sunday10.00 to 17.30
Christmas Recess 2015/16 Opening Hours
Monday 14th to Friday 18th December9.00 to 17.00
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th DecemberClosed
Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December  9.00 to 17.00
Wednesday 23rd December  9.00 to 16.00
Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd JanuaryClosed
Monday 4th January onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Easter Recess 2016 Opening Hours
Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March9.00 to 17.00
Friday 25th  to Monday 28th MarchClosed
Tuesday 29th March onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Summer Recess 2016 (Monday 13th June to Sunday 18th  September 2016) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday9.00 to 17.00
Saturday and SundayClosed
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed

Further information

The Science Library houses collections of books and journals in the following subjects: biosciences, chemistry, earth sciences, marine geography and general science.

Books, theses and current journals are on the entrance floor. The book collection comprises all of the library book stock and includes recommended textbooks and reference items for use in the library. The upper floor houses the main journals collection.

The Science Library has two large IT rooms with computing facilities for over 70 users, group study facilities and printing, copying and scanning facilities.The upstairs Reading Room has silent study space for over 160 users, with power available at the majority of desks. 

Group study facilities are available, and are bookable in advance online

12 secure lockers with charging facilities are available in the Science Library.  The lockers can be booked out for the day, but must be emptied 10 minutes before the library closes, and priority will be given to library users using the charging facilities.  To book a locker and for further information please ask at the Information Desk or contact the Science Library at

The Reading Room and Stacks will close 10 minutes before the advertised library closing time, to enable the library staff to safely close the library.  If there are known network issues staff may ask users of the IT rooms to save their work and begin logging off within 10 minutes of closing time.

You can also visit Graphic Services on the Ground Floor, Main Building, room 0.72.