Did You Know?
The Library can trace its origins back to 1862 when it started as the library for the Hartley Institution.
Our University charter was granted in 1952
We hold over 1.5 million volumes (books and periodicals/journals)
There are 10,000 journal titles, 60% of which are available online
Over 86,000 electronic books are available.
There are 1500 study spaces in the Hartley
200 Library Staff (150 FTEs, 60% at Hartley)
Every school has a dedicated librarian to look after the needs of staff and students.
No fines policy – overdue books result in users being blocked from taking out books for specific lengths of time
The Hartley Library is the main University library and also home to the University Archives & Special Collections.
As well as five floor levels of printed books and journals our collections offer extensive coverage of online journals and over 86,0000 e-books.
We offer several hundred pc workstations in the building, plus the Library is covered by the wireless network.
Library is opening times will change during the year depending on University Activity . Please regularly check opening times information given to this page to see changes.
Call numbers, subjects and locations
Whether you use Webcat or Delphis you will retrieve call numbers and locations to enable you to locate materials on the shelves of the Hartley Library. These two listings will help you understand which level you need to go to. Once you know your level you can consult floor plans for an exact location.
Current Hartley Library Opening Hours
22 Sep - 22 Dec 2013
|Monday||07:30 - 00:00|
|Tuesday||07:30 - 00:00|
|Wednesday||07:30 - 00:00|
|Thursday||07:30 - 00:00|
|Friday||07:30 - 00:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 00:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 00:00|