Cranfield University Kings Norton Library

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Cranfield University Kings Norton Library

The Kings Norton Library is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Library staff are present during their core working hours of Monday – Friday, 8.30 AM – 9 PM. Outside these core hours, the building is primarily used as a study space, with use of the PCs and the ability to borrow and return stock using the self-service machines.

If you are not a staff member or a student at Cranfield, and wish to visit the Library as a visitor or a member of the SCONUL Access scheme, we recommend you plan your visit during core hours. Please contact us in advance to let us know that you are coming, so we are able to provide the service you need.

We maintain a high research profile within the library and information sector, leading or contributing to a number of national projects intended to improve the management of eResources and the measurement of their usage. The services that we are developing will not  only help us to ensure that delivery of our own resources remains customer focused, meeting real demand and creating value for money, but will also be of similar benefit to the wider library community both nationally and internationally.

Our recent research projects include:

Knowledge Base+ (KB+)

HEFCE has invested £600,000 in the creation of a shared service knowledge base which is intended to help UK academic libraries manage their eResource collections more efficiently. Called Knowledge Base+ (KB+), it holds data relating to the licensing and subscription packages of electronic publications in a central location, data which, in the past, has been stored and managed locally with considerable duplication of effort across the sector.