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We welcome visits from Schools and Colleges and can offer a range of opportunities and support for students at all levels of study.
Visits to the library can be structured around specific activities as well as providing a general introduction to the building and library resources.
We offer research days to support Schools and College students studying towards qualifications such as Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs), A Levels and International Baccalaureates. A Research Day includes access to a wide range of academic resources, both physical and electronic, with dedicated support from Faculty Librarians and Library Service Advisers. Visit our Schools and Colleges Libguide for more information or request a visit.
Space for study and research
The Library doors are open to students (16 plus) from local schools and colleges who wish to come onto campus and use the University Library. Students will find a friendly welcome, a comfortable study environment and will be able to use books in the library for reference.
Following your School or College visit to the Library, if you would like to be able to borrow print books, you can join the Library as a Community Member. Please note: We will not be processing card applications on the day, due to high numbers and limited staff time. You can fill out our Community Membership Form in advance of your planned follow up visit.
I believe the visit is such a valuable experience for our students, not only for their studies, but for their understanding of the opportunities that university offers them.
You and your team were phenomenal, and the kids got so much out it and they're so grateful! Not just literally in terms of resources, but also as a uni taster, which is so inspirational for them! I feel it went like clockwork, so I hope you feel the same way, and we can do it again next year.
How to find us
Further information on travelling to campus and the location of the library is available on our maps and travel page.Maps and Travel