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The library

Our extensive library has more than 450,000 books and over 500,000 ebooks, as well as a vast array of academic journals. In addition to this main collection, we have a number of rare and valuable items, archival works, internal publications, and major subject databases. Students and staff can access our digital materials from wherever they are, on any device.

The Library space offers a variety of study seats, with different zones for silent and collaborative work.

Our dedicated team are continually developing new and improved ways to support you throughout your learning journey. We place a high priority on listening to and working with you to remain valuable, responsive and relevant.

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