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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

The Archie Cochrane Library is located in the Routledge Academic Centre which is the large building on the right just after entering the main gates of the University Hospital of Llandough site.
Please refer to Welsh Government guidance for coronavirus advice, including what to do if you have symptoms, when you are a close contact, or if you need to self-isolate.
  • You must not visit any Cardiff University Library if you have symptoms of or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Students and staff should consider wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces.
  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
    Friday 08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

    These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2022-23


    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 students, and students on placement.. 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

    Information on car parking and sustainable travel.

    Archie Cochrane Library enquiries

    +44 (0)29 2071 6255
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    Library location

    Routledge Academic Centre
    University Hospital Llandough
    CF64 2XX