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Brian Cooke Library

The Brian Cooke Library provides information services to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff in the School of Dentistry and staff of Cardiff and the Vale NHS Trust.

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Opening hours

The library is staffed between 12:00 and 14:00, Monday to Friday. Outside of these times, you can speak to library staff in the Health Library or via the Ask a Librarian live chat service.
Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are the opening hours for this week.


The library is named for Professor Brian Cooke, the founder dean of the Dental School. The print collection mainly covers dentistry but there are other aspects of medicine and healthcare.

Library skills training is available for staff and students in Biomedical and Life Sciences covering subjects including effective searching, information skills and using reference management software and social media. These sessions will be held in the Health library.


  • Located on the fourth floor of the Dental School.
  • Accessible via lifts which are located near the entrance to the library.
  • Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and the fourth floor of the building.
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves – please ask for assistance.

Brian Cooke Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2068 8152
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Library location

University Dental Hospital
4th floor
Heath Park
CF14 4XY

Subject librarians

Lucy Collins

Subject Librarian (Dentistry)