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Health Library

The Health Library is located in the Cochrane Building and contains collections on nursing, midwifery, allied health, medicine, medical and biological sciences.

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Opening hours

The library enquiry desk (ground floor) is staffed:
Monday 08:30-19:00
Tuesday to Friday 08:30-17:00
  • Please refer to Welsh Government guidance for coronavirus advice, including what to do if you have symptoms, when you are a close contact, or if you need to self-isolate.
  • You must not visit any Cardiff University Library if you have symptoms of or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Students and staff should consider wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces.
Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

These are the opening hours for this week.


The Health Library is located on the ground, first and second floors of the Cochrane Building.

Library skills training for staff and students in Biomedical and Life Sciences subjects is also available in the library.

Ground floorLibrary enquiry desk
Study spaces
First floorBooks and journals
Open-access computers
Loanable laptops
Second floorSilent study zone
Group study rooms
Open-access computers
NHS computers
NHS study rooms 2.34 and 2.35

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


Monday – Friday up to 18.00: use main and side doors of the library on the ground floor. After 18:00 until 8.30: use side door only. You will need a Cardiff University library ID card (swipe card), or you will be asked to show your NHS ID card for access.
Saturday and Sunday: use side door of the library only;
After 18:00 until 8.30: you will need a Cardiff University library ID card (swipe card), or you will be asked to show your NHS ID card for access.

  • A lift provides access to all floors of the library.
  • There is an accessible toilet on the ground and first floors.
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance.

Health Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4818
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Library location

Cochrane Building
Ground, 1st, and 2nd floor
Heath Park
CF14 4YU

Subject librarians

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Includes Biosciences, Dentistry, Healthcare Sciences and Medicine