The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Entry to the library building will be swipe access only between 20:00 and 08:00 from Saturday 1 June until Sunday 28 July. 

Students and staff will need to bring their University ID card to gain entry. Visitors will have access between 8:00 and 20:00 during this period.


Library Temporary Opening Times

The Library will be implementing the following temporary opening times, from Monday 29 July until Sunday 22 September, while we make some building improvements.

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Visitor restrictions. Library visitor numbers will be limited from Monday 29 July until Monday 02 September.


Level 0 Learning Space available 24/7

Room 003 will become the 24/7/365 Learning Space from Thursday 01 August.

  • Open 24/7, all year round
  • PCs and study space
  • Enter via the Level 0 Foyer
  • Swipe access only to enter/exit room

Entry to the Level 0 foyer, outside of the temporary opening times, will be swipe access only.

Primo library search

Use Primo to search our collections

Primo is our search tool to find the best quality resources to support your learning, teaching and research. Discover specialist databases, theses, books, journal articles and more - both print and digital - with a single search.

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Information Specialists and Library Guides

Your Information Specialist can show you how to use information resources effectively -

- and your Library Subject Guide is a collection of relevant resources plus help and support.

Your Information Specialist

What's on each floor of the library

Charles Seale-Hayne Library virtual tour

Take a tour of the library without getting up.

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to approximately 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of different study environments. 

In one central location there are the resources you need to carry out research (primo library search, books, journals, electronic resources), to present your work (computers, printers, photocopiers, loan equipment, shop) and experienced, friendly staff to help you.

All about library and digital services

Our focus is on enabling the transformation of information into knowledge.

Find out more about library and digital support - including our policies and strategies, our business plan and our organisation structure.

About library and digital services