The Department and its Facilities - Library
The Department Library has over 30,000 books and subscribes to around 300 current academic and technical journals. Items can be located using the on-line catalogue. The Library maintains a reference section of all books on the current course reading lists, holds complete sets of examination papers and model answers for the use of students, and provides photocopiers and microfiche readers. Both access and borrowing rights are extremely generous: currently the Library is open from 8am to 10pm every day and undergraduates may borrow up to ten items at a time for up to two weeks.
The friendly and approachable library staff are happy to answer queries, arrange inter-library loans and receive suggestions for new acquisitions. Students also have access to their own College libraries and the general University libraries. The main University Library, to which all members of the University have access, is a legal deposit library and is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the United Kingdom. It contains around six million books and thousands of periodicals.