A simple guide outlining the purpose of each library subject floor and what services and resources can be found there.
Library subject floor summary
You can view an PDF file for each Library floor using the links shown below. Alternatively, you can view our interactive 3D floorplans which will allow you to view the locations of services, collections and study spaces across the Library.
Level 1: Study areas and PC Training room
The whole floor is a quiet study area. There is a PC Training room which is open to all students unless there is a scheduled training session taking place. A group study room is also available.
Level 2: Entrance level
The Issue Desk, Information Point, Inter-library Loans Office, Periodicals Office and Copy and Print department are all on this floor. You will also find the Audio-Visual and Computing Services helpdesks, Newspapers, DVDs, networked computers and Library Catalogue terminals. A group study room is available at the back of the floor.
Level 3: Engineering & Design with Literature
Books and periodicals covering architecture and design; civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and chemical engineering; materials science; history of art; decorative and graphical arts; foreign and English literature. Networked computers and Library Catalogue terminals. Assistive Technology Room. The whole floor is a quiet study area. A group study room is available on this floor.
Level 4: Science, Medicine and Sport
Books and periodicals covering agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, food science, general science, geosciences, physics, astronomy, mathematical sciences, computing, pharmacy, pharmacology, medical sciences, sport and exercise science. Networked computers and Library Catalogue terminals. The whole floor is a quiet study area. Group Study areas are available at the front of this Level in the PC area.
Level 5: Social Sciences, Management & Languages
Books and periodicals covering economics, education, film studies, social sciences, history, languages, law, management, music, psychology, politics, religion, social policy and sociology. Also European Documentation Centre. Networked computers and Library Catalogue terminals. The whole floor is a silent study area.