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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 to Friday 08:30-19:00
Saturday 10:00-17:30.
Access to the library outside staffed hours is by valid Cardiff University ID card only.
  • 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 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.


Entrance between 08:30-18:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-17:00 Saturday and Sunday is via the main entrance doors.
Outside these hours, the building maintains swipe-card access; a Cardiff University or library photo ID is required to gain admittance.

  • A lift provides access to all floors of the library.
  • There is an accessible toilet on every floor.
  • 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

Rosemary Soper

Cardiff and Vale UHB Librarian