Falmouth University Library

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Falmouth University Library

Penryn Campus library

The Falmouth Campus Library is situated off the main drive through the Campus opposite the Fine Art Studios and Sculpture Yard. The entrance is on the ground floor at the bottom of the building.

The collections reflect the topics taught on the Campus and also provide a wide range of inspirational sources to students and staff working here.

Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals. You’ll find 30,000+ titles on DVD, Blu-Ray or to stream; image banks; news archives; business and creative databases; e-books and e-journals, all freely available.

Our Penryn library is open 24/7 throughout the term, with a supportive team of subject librarians, technicians and archivists. Accessible through The Exchange, you’ll benefit from a range of study spaces from group study rooms, silent rooms and quiet study spaces to open plan areas with WiFi throughout.

For more information and to browse the catalogue and electronic resources, visit the Library Services website

Falmouth Campus library offers

  • A specialist art, fashion and graphic design library with wide-ranging collections including 50,000 books, e-resources, image databases and print and online journals. This is an eclectic collection with a wealth of resources built up over many years

Penryn Campus library houses

  • An extensive collection including over 100,000 books, a wide range of journals, print and online, electronic resources, and specialist video and DVD collections
  • Our media, design, and performance collections
  • The University of Exeter Penryn Campus collections, which are fully accessible to Falmouth students and staff. Students also have access to the University of Exeter collections in Exeter with a regular van service between the campuses
  • The Archives and Special Collections, including the unique Cornish Performance Archive, available for research, and an archivist on hand for further help

Term-time opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8.45am to 9.00pm
Sat: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sun: 12pm to 6.00pm ( self issue only)

Vacation opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Broad themes of the collection are: Art, Architecture, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Sculpture, Advertising and Interior Design


Books, journals, newspapers and research materials are all available on the ground floor of the building along with comfortable and relaxed seating.

Tables for group work and areas for lap-top’s are also available. A study room is also available to the rear of the building for those wishing to work in quieter surroundings

A small collection of our lesser used stock is now held in store, please request items marked as Falmouth Library Store via the library catalogue or ask at the Library Helpdesk

Drinks and snacks can be consumed in the main library, but we ask you to please leave hot food and make/take mobile phone calls outside

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