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Bute Library

The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building and contains collections for geography, journalism, media studies, pharmacy, planning and social sciences. It also holds the British national daily and weekend newspapers.

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Opening hours

We will open at 10:00 on Monday 27 January due to staff training and development.
Arts and Social Studies Library and Health Library will be open 24/7 (staffed services from 10:00).
Monday 08:45 - 21:30
Tuesday 08:45 - 21:30
Wednesday 08:45 - 21:30
Thursday 08:45 - 21:30
Friday 08:45 - 21:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2019-20


The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building on King Edward VII Avenue. Facilities include:

North corridor Geography and Planning books and journals
South corridor Social Sciences books
Journalism and Media Studies books (partial collection)
Newspapers (excluding the latest month's copies which are held in Central Square Library)
Entrance area Lounge area
Reference collection
Pharmacy books
Pharmacy journals
Entrance area gallery Planning statistics
Environmental statements
Examination papers
Videos and DVDs
Dissertations arranged alphabetically by author


  • Situated on the first floor of the Bute Building.
  • An adjacent lift provides access from the ground floor and lower ground floor.
  • Two reserved disabled parking spaces are provided in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users.
  • An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing.
  • Low-level library catalogue terminals are available.
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance.

Bute Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4611
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Library location

Bute Building
1st floor
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB

Subject librarians

Andrew Blackmore

Subject Librarian (Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies / Continuing & Professional Education) and Subject Librarian contact for the School of Social Sciences

Rebecca Mogg

Education lead and Subject Librarian contact for the School of Geography and Planning

Zoe Young

Subject Librarian (Optometry / Pharmacy)

Phil Davies

Assistant Subject Librarian

Kate Wynne

Assistant Subject Librarian