Our role is to support learning, teaching, research and scholarship across the University. We do this by enabling access to a wide range of information resources (print and electronic); providing a variety of learning and study environments; and offering services which support the development of learning. We also have responsibility for the University’s Archives.
The Kimberlin Library is the main building. We have a bespoke Law Library in the Hugh Aston building. Many of our resources and services are accessible 24 hours a day via the Internet. Our Learning Zones provide spaces for group and individual work, and are equipped with workstations (PC and Mac), power for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, whiteboards and DVD facilities. There are over 650 networked PCs, providing access to a wide range of databases, e-journals, the Internet and email, as well as to applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and Adobe Creative Suite, with printing, scanning and copying facilities incorporated.
Our Just Ask service provides help and information via email and telephone, and is the main contact point for general enquiries about our services and resources. Additional contact details for specific teams and individuals may be found in the Contact us section of these pages.
David Parkes – Director of Library and Learning Services
Alan Brine - Deputy Director and Head of Archives and Resource Management
Louise Buckingam - Head of Learning Development & Support
Amy Jackson and Ruth Stubbings – Head of Library Services
As well as our general library provision, the Department also offers the following specialist services and facilities: