Skip to main content

Central Square Library

Central Square Library holds resources for the School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

View Central Square Library on Google Maps

Opening hours

  • You must not visit any Cardiff University Library if you have symptoms of or have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) service.
  • When entering any of our libraries you will need to scan a Cardiff University QR code or fill in a paper form to register Test, Trace and Protect information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • It is strongly recommended to wear a face covering whenever you are in our indoor public spaces.
Monday 08:45 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:45 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:45 - 18:00
Thursday 08:45 - 18:00
Friday 08:45 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2021-22


The Central Square Library is only available to staff and students from the School of Journalism, Media and Culture due to restricted building access placed on us from the building owners.
All other Cardiff University library members can request items from Central Square Library using LibrarySearch to collect at any university library. Any items may also be collected from and returned to Central Square reception during staffed hours (08:45- 18:00 Monday to Friday). There are no gates as you go into the building but there are access controllers on the lifts and from the stairs.

Central Square Library is located on the ground floor, mezzanine and first floor of the building.

Ground floor
Quiet study area, self-issue terminal
Periodicals and DVDs. A month's rolling run of every UK broadsheet and tabloid, plus the Echo and Western Mail.
First floor
Monograph / book collection, self-issue terminal, theses, library enquiry desk, open access PCs and loanable laptops.


Central Square Library is only available to staff and students from the School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

  • There are accessible toilets on each floor of the building.
  • There is a ramp to the lift which is located to the left of the reception desk.

Central Square Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4818
twitter no background icon

Library location

Two Central Square
Central Square
CF10 1FS

Subject librarians

Andrew Blackmore

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

Kate Wynne

Assistant Subject Librarian (Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies)