New! Changes at the School of Jewellery Library


We’ve finally got self-service at the School of Jewellery Library, and it’s ready for you to use!

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This means you can take out books without going to the Help Desk, just by scanning your ID card and entering your PIN. It’s also easy to return, renew, and check your account! If you’d like us to show you how to use the new machine, just ask at the Help Desk.

In addition, it also means that you can use the library over the lunch period when the Help Desk is closed. Starting from now, we’ll be keeping the library open all day (9.00-5.45 Mon-Thurs; 9.00-4.45 Fri) without the previous lunchtime closure.

We’d love to hear your feedback. You can complete a comment form online or in person at the Help Desk, tweet us, or send us a message on Facebook!


Christmas vacation

It’s that time again! We’re all off to enjoy the holidays, as the students head home and the University closes for a brief period. If you have work to do, fear not! Curzon Library is here throughout the vacation (although we’re closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day to demolish a few mince pies).

You can find all of our library opening hours here. Please check these carefully as they do vary a lot from our usual opening hours.

Help is at hand 24/7 via our extensive online resources:

  • Library Help – FAQs, email and useful links
  • Subject guides – tons of resources and support tailored for you
  • iCity site – all of our electronic resources, information and more

We will answer any emails and requests received after 2pm on 23rd December when we’re back in the library on 3rd January.

Enjoy the vacation, and we’ll see you in 2017!

Study space

A hot topic at the moment (particularly at the City Centre Campus) is the issue of study space.

Where can I find study space at the City Centre Campus?

We know Curzon Library is usually very busy during the daytime – we’re open 24/7 so you can stagger your study times where possible, or explore some of the other study spaces on campus. Did you know you can study in the social areas around our buildings, as well as classrooms that aren’t being used?  Millennium Point and Parkside building are open until midnight during term-time.


Can I study at another campus?

Yes! You are welcome to use any of our campuses. There are 6 libraries and a number of social areas in other buildings.  Just remember to take your University ID card and double-check the opening hours.


What if I want to use a computer?

We know the computers in our Libraries get busy, but there are loads of other computers available!  You can also borrow a laptop for up to 6 hours.

City Centre

  • Open access rooms: Curzon Library; Parkside Level 2 Bridge; Millennium Point 253.
  • Teaching rooms (free when not booked for teaching): Millennium Point 135, 150, 158, 211, 242, 252, 325; Parkside 105, 120, 129, 133; Curzon 255, 261, 262, 265, 269, 312.

City South

  • Mary Seacole Library; Seacole IT Suite 361.

City North

  • Kenrick Library; Attwood 006, 201, 211.

You can also bring your own laptop/tablet to study with, and even print from them.


What can you do to help?

Everybody at university deserves a peaceful study environment:

  • Respect the noise zones indicated in each library – silent, quiet and group study areas are available.
  • Keep seats free from bags and coats to ensure everybody can sit down.
  • Don’t bring hot food into the library! We don’t mind cold food and drinks in sealed containers, but please use the bins/recycling facilities provided.
  • Please leave the furniture where it is – it helps keep the study environment tidy, but also helps you stay safe and not get any injuries from moving heavy chairs/tables.

Click here to find out more about study space and discover how to book a library study room.