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Seaborne Library

Centrally located on our Pakgate Road campus, our recently extended Seaborne Library is the perfect study space. It houses an extensive collection of books, e-books and e-journals, bookable multi-media rooms, video conferencing space, 24-hour access computer labs and The Hub: a comfortable two floor study zone, suitable for independent and group study.

Students are supported by subject-specific librarians and additional support is available through our Disability Support Officers. There is also a 24/7 refreshment area with cold food and drink vending machines and a Costa coffee machine.

The Parkgate Road Campus is supported by free Wi-Fi and a University App which helps students to access important information like timetables, campus maps and finding the nearest available computer.  The App is also used by students to ‘check-in’ to lectures and seminars. All students are provided with a University network account with an email address, unlimited cloud storage and a free copy of Microsoft Office. Your account gives you access to Portal, the University’s intranet, as well as Moodle, a virtual learning environment where you can access course resources, submit assignments, and receive your results.

Opening Hours

Term time

Monday - Friday 8.30 am - midnight

Saturday and Sunday midday -midnight

Please note library self-service stations close-down at 10.45pm so there is no borrowing or returns service after this time.

The 24/7 Computer and Social Learning area is accessible by the side entrance (opposite the Sports Field) when the library is closed

Vacation time

Monday - Friday 9 am - 5.30 pm (except Wednesday)

Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm