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Bute Library

The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building and contains collections for geography, journalism, media studies, pharmacy, planning and social sciences. It also holds the British national daily and weekend newspapers, and the Osman Collection.

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Opening hours

Monday 08:45 - 21:30
Tuesday 08:45 - 21:30
Wednesday 08:45 - 21:30
Thursday 08:45 - 21:30
Friday 08:45 - 21:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2018-19


The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building on King Edward VII Avenue. Facilities include:

North corridorGeography and Planning books and journals
South corridorSocial Sciences books
Journalism and Media Studies books (partial collection)
Newspapers (excluding the latest month's copies which are held in Central Square Library)
Entrance areaLounge area
Reference collection
Pharmacy books
Pharmacy journals
Entrance area galleryPlanning statistics
Environmental statements
Examination papers
Videos and DVDs
Dissertations arranged alphabetically by author


The lift in the Bute Building is currently out of order. If you need any material brought to the ground floor, or transferred to a different library, please speak to library staff who will be able to help.

  • 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.

Bute Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4611

Library location

Bute Building
1st floor
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB

Subject librarians

Sarah Nicholas

Subject Librarian (Architecture)

Sarah Puzey

Subject Librarian (Social Sciences / Geography and Planning)

Zoe Young

Subject Librarian (Optometry / Pharmacy)

Catherine Borwick

Subject Librarian (Psychology)

Andrew Blackmore

Subject Librarian (Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies / Continuing & Professional Education)