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Archie Cochrane Library

The Archie Cochrane Library is situated in the Routledge Academic Centre, Llandough Hospital and contains collections on medicine, surgery, nursing, allied health, psychiatry and psychology, as well as the Cochrane Archive.

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Opening hours

  • You must not visit any Cardiff University Library if you have symptoms of or have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) service.
  • When entering any of our libraries you will need to scan a Cardiff University QR code or fill in a paper form to register Test, Trace and Protect information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • It is strongly recommended to wear a face covering whenever you are in our indoor public spaces.
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2021-22


The library and the evidence-based healthcare database called the Cochrane Library are both named after the late Professor Archie Cochrane, who worked for many years in the Cardiff area. He promoted the concept of the randomised controlled trial and the need for evidence based practice. The Cochrane Archive contains memorabilia relating to his life and work. More details on application to the librarian.


The library is not open to patients, hospital visitors or members of the public. Patient Information Centres/services are provided at University Hospital Llandough and University Hospital of Wales, and by Velindre Cancer Centre.

24-hour access is available on request, for Cardiff & Vale UHB staff, Cardiff University staff and Cardiff University students. Please email for help.

  • Ground floor entry to the Centre with lift access to the library
  • Disabled toilet
  • Staff will retrieve books and journals from the shelves on request

Archie Cochrane Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2071 6255
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Library location

Routledge Academic Centre
University Hospital Llandough
CF64 2XX

Subject librarians

Rosemary Soper

Cardiff and Vale UHB Librarian