Coventry University Library

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Coventry University Library

Coventry University Library

Library & Learning Services

The Library & Learning Services is open to all students enrolled on a CU Coventry course. Our friendly staff are available during opening hours to help support your learning needs. The Library is located on the ground floor behind the Customer Service Desk, and offers:

  • Computers with access to the internet and printing.
  • Loanable laptops.
  • Access to copies of essential and recommended reading, plus over 115,000 eBooks.
  • Silent study room.
  • Group work areas.
  • Information skills sessions.
  • Help finding books and resources.
  • Bookable one-to-one sessions with the librarian covering journal databases, Harvard referencing and search techniques.


All of our resources are listed on the Locate library catalogue. Locate allows you to search for books, eBooks, journal articles and databases. By logging into your account you can also renew any items you have on loan and reserve items that are on loan to other readers.

Academic Writing Service

The Academic Writing Service aims to contribute to students across CUC fulfilling their potential as learners, by enabling them to successfully write and study independently whilst at university. This will be achieved through advising and guiding students on the important aspects of academic writing and skills, such as planning and structuring essays and reports, improving critical thinking and avoiding plagiarism by referencing correctly.

Students can access the Academic Writing Service via open access drop-in sessions, bookable one-to-ones and Moodle, whilst we will have some sessions in subject tutorials, and even occasional workshops. To book a one-to-one or find out when a drop-in session is scheduled, students can contact the Customer Service Desk or email the service direct on:

Library Room Bookings

Welcome to the online resource booking system for Lanchester Library. We have a variety of group study rooms that can be booked by students for study-related purposes.

What Library Room Bookings can do for you:

  • View all available rooms online
  • Check real time availability
  • Amend, cancel and renew your bookings
  • Search your booking history

About the library

The Lanchester library sits just off Gosford Street between the William Morris and Engineering and Computing buildings. It’s five floors of all the resources and aid you could need to make the best of every assignment, seminar or lecture you need to take on.

The library has undergone some major work over the last few years, as plans to redevelop each floor of this colossal building were undertaken. Apart from many aesthetical changes to brighten things up, the shelving layouts were reconfigured, redesigned service points were created for reception, as well as the IT Service Desk and E-learing Unit. The final stage of refurbishments will be completed in summer 2017, and we can’t wait for you to see them.

For more information about the library please visit our About Us section.

Regular opening hours (term time)

Library opening hours Ground floor service desk (term time) Second floor enquiry desk (term time)
Monday to Friday, 24 hours 08:00 – Midnight (00:00) 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours 08:00 – Midnight (00:00) See staff on ground floor service desk