Students in a library

With more than 3,000 study spaces in conveniently placed libraries and IT rooms, plus widespread Wi-Fi access, you're never far from somewhere comfortable to get your work done.

Students can access:

  • 14 separate libraries spread throughout both campuses
  • 1.3 million books and journals including a rapidly expanding range of electronic versions
  • some libraries and IT rooms that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • specialist libraries include architecture, health, law, music and science
  • "Ask a librarian" live chat service
  • workstations with networked software in most libraries
  • a range of special collections covering Welsh, Humanities and Social Sciences, Music, Science and Medicine and the European Union and United Nations
  • 100,000 rare items, several of which can be viewed on a 40" 3D touch-screen and turning pages software
  • support for researchers on Green, Gold, and Diamond routes to Open Access, and the wider Open Access agenda in UK higher education.