Cardiff University 24 Hour Library

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Cardiff University 24 Hour Library

The University libraries hold over 1.3 million printed books, and provide access to more than 775,000 online books and journals. Our libraries each specialise in particular subjects, and are located across the University’s campuses.

All of our campus-based libraries are fully accessible and open to the public.

Aberconway Building

Aberconway Library

Business and economics.


Archie Cochrane Library, Llandough

Archie Cochrane Library

Medicine, surgery, nursing, allied health, psychiatry, psychology.


Bute Building

Architecture Library



Arts and Social Sciences Library

Arts and Social Studies Library

Humanities, languages, psychology, social sciences, Welsh and Celtic studies.


Sir Martin Evans Building

Biomedical Sciences Library




Brian Cooke Dental Library



Bute Building

Bute Library

Geography, journalism, media studies, pharmacy, planning, social sciences.


European Documentation Centre

European Documentation Centre

European Union information.


Cochrane building

Health Library

Nursing, midwifery, allied health, medicine, medical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences.


Arts and Social Sciences Library

Law Library

Law, optometry, professional legal training.


Three Obliques sculpture outside the School of Music.

Music Library



Main Building

Science Library

Biosciences, chemistry, earth and ocean sciences.


Senghennydd Library

Senghennydd Library

Confucius collection, lifelong learning, mathematics, modern languages.


Special Collections and Archives Reading Room

Special Collections and Archives


Rare books, archives, maps, newspapers, prints and microfilms.

Trevithick Library

Trevithick Library

Astronomy, computer science, engineering, physics.


Books on a library shelf

Velindre NHS Trust Library

Oncology, radiotherapy, medical physics.


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