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The Library is open 23 hours a day, 7 days per week, and
closed for cleaning between 7:30am and 8:30am.
From 1st October 2021, it is no longer necessary to book study seats.

Books can be borrowed and returned as usual, or fetched from the shelves. If the latter service would be useful to you, please contact Library staff.

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The Richard Powell Library is a 24-hour resource, with around 40,000 books organised across two floors, and over 120 study spaces. The library contains core textbooks for each undergraduate course, together with a wide range of general texts, periodicals and reference books. There is a computer suite on the second floor kitted out with fifteen PCs (running Windows and Linux).