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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.

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Opening hours

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 - 17:00

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2023-24


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

North corridor
Geography and Planning books and journals
South corridor
Social Sciences books including criminology, education, social work and sociology
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
Wellbeing collection
Pharmacy books
Pharmacy journals
New books
Study skills collection
Loanable laptops
Entrance area gallery
Planning statistics
Environmental statements
DVD collection
Dissertations arranged alphabetically by author

You can contact a subject librarian if you have a subject-specific question, or use our general contact details for any other queries.


Entry to the Bute Building is controlled by swipe card access after 17:00 weekdays and all weekend.

  • Located on the first floor of the Bute Building, there is lift 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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Includes Geography and Planning, Journalism, Media and Culture and Social Sciences.

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Includes Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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