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Libraries and free publications

Members of the public are welcome to visit our campus-based libraries, and can also access free online books and journals from Cardiff University Press.

Use our libraries

You can visit most of our libraries and browse our print based resources without a membership. If you want to borrow books from our libraries you'll need to become a member.

Find out more about membership and how to visit us:

Mature students in the library

Using our libraries

Members of the public are welcome to visit or join our libraries.

Trevithick Library

Locations and opening hours

Explore our libraries and find out where they are, when you can visit and what subject areas they cover.

Free books and journals from Cardiff University Press

Cardiff University Press is a fully Open Access publisher, with all books and journals published online for any reader to download free of charge.

Publications include both academic journals and books on many different topics, including the experiences of female cancer patients, LGBTQ+ issues, martial arts, English literature, new computer technology, and the Welsh economy.

Visit the Cardiff University Press website to browse the collection of books and journals.