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Arts and Social Studies Library

The Arts and Social Studies Library contains collections on humanities, languages, psychology, social sciences, Welsh and Celtic studies.

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Click and Collect service is available Monday to Saturday: collections must be booked in advance (information for staff and students, NHS and visitors).

Find out what has changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access our services during this time: staffstudentsNHS and visitors.

Library services are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August.


  • An accessible entrance for assisted entry to the building is located on the west side of the building at lower ground floor level. Entry is staff-mediated, use the intercom by the entrance.
  • A lift provides access to all floors of the library.
  • Two disabled parking spaces are available close to the Arts and Social Studies Library (by the railway line) which can be accessed from Colum Drive.
  • An accessible toilet is provided on the entrance floor.
  • Low-level catalogue terminals are available.
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance.

Arts and Social Studies Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4818
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Library location

Arts and Social Studies Library
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU

Postal address

Arts and Social Studies Library (returns)
Colum Drive
CF10 3LB

Subject librarians

Martha Ashford

Library Team Leader (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), Subject Librarian (Ancient History / History / Archaeology / Religious Studies and Theology)

Jonathan Jones

Subject Librarian (Geography and Planning / Psychology)

Erica Swain

Subject Librarian (English Language and Communication / English Literature / Critical and Cultural Theory / Philosophy)

Luisa Tramontini

Subject Librarian (Modern Languages / Politics)

Lisa Tallis

Temporary Subject Librarian (Welsh)

Andrew Blackmore

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