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University of East Anglia Library

University of East Anglia Library

Accessing the Library

To enter the Library and borrow library materials you will need a campus card. To use IT facilities you will need an IT Account

New students

For new students acquiring a campus card and IT account is part of the Online registration process and you will be given your campus card and IT account details at the time of registration after arriving at UEA.

New staff

Staff paid by and working at UEA should ensure that their signed contract of employment has been returned to UEA Human Resources. Once UEA Human Resources have processed your signed contract, please download a campus card application form and submit it to the IT Service Desk in the Library.

Further information for new students and staff


Information is available here for other key user groups:

Users with disabilities (information covers access to the building as well as equipment and services)

Students and staff from Associated Colleges

External borrowers



Further information can be found in the Campus Card and IT Account information on the IT Services website

How to borrow materials from the Library

Library material can be borrowed or returned using self-service facilities, available 24 hours per day throughout the year

Staff are available to help you with any queries or problems during Library Helpdesk opening hours.

To borrow library items you need a campus card. If you are a new student you should have received this at registration. If you do not have a campus card please ask at the Campus Card point at the IT Service Desk on floor 0. Information is available for staff, students and others wishing to apply for a campus card.

Take your selected items to the self-service terminals near the Library Helpdesk on Floor 0. All library material must be issued and a receipt issued before it leaves the building.

The self-service returns unit just inside the entrance to the Library enables items to be returned 24 hours per day. Please ensure that you follow the instructions on screen and only return ONE item at a time. It is advised that you keep your receipt as proof of return.

Study Space

We have a wide range of different study spaces to meet different needs We have a wide range of different study spaces to meet different needs

There are open study areas on each floor of the building and most of the building is for silent study. However, we have areas which are designated as group study zones where quiet conversation is permitted for those wanting to work together.

There are 233 pcs available in the Library building in open access areas. There are also some bookable individual study rooms with PCs.

There are bookable study spacesindividual for those wanting not to be disturbed and group rooms for those needing to have discussions. Some group rooms have film viewing facilities.

There are two Study Rooms for Postgraduate Students on Floor 2 of the Library. One room is for Research Postgraduates and the other is for Taught Postgraduate. These rooms have campus card access.

There are sit/stand workstations – power height adjustable desks with an operating switch – located on floors 01, 0, 1, 2 and 3. They are ideal for sit/stand working and for wheelchair users. The location of these workstations are provided on our floor plans. Floor plans can be viewed as you exit the stairs or lifts on each floor.

Lockers and photocopying, printing and binding facilities are available to users.

IT Service Desk staff are able to provide further information about  IT Areas and printing and photocopying facilities.

Library Helpdesk staff are able to provide further guidance relating to all our other facilities.

Opening hours news

The Library Building is open 24/7/365. Listed below are the times when staffed services are currently available.

Staffed Services:

Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday 19 April – Sunday 16 July 08:00-00:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-00:00
Except Bank Holidays:
Monday 1 May
Monday 29 May

(please note that you will need a campus card to enter the building)


You will need a valid UEA campus card to enter the building outside of the above times and on the dates when a security service only is available.

Details of services available outside of staffed hours and staffed hours for the whole academic year


Library Building open 24 hours Library Building open 24 hours

Library ReceptionThe Library building is open 24 hours per day throughout the year.

You will need a valid UEA campus card in order to enter the building outside of the times when Library staff are available.

See Information for visitors for further information about day passes.

 Information about services outside of staffed hours

Library Helpdesk Library Helpdesk

Helping student at Library Helpdesk

Monday – Friday: 09.00-19.00

Saturday: 12.00-19.00

Sunday: 12.00-19.00

 Library Helpdesk information

Borrowing / Returning Library Materials Borrowing / Returning Library Materials

Student using self-service terminal to borrow books

Items can be borrowed at all times via self-service terminals.

Items can be returned at any time using the self-service returns unit inside the Library entrance.

 Borrowing information

IT Service Desk IT Service Desk

Member of staff advising student at IT Helpdesk

in person
via phone
Monday – Friday 09.00-19:00 08.30-18:00
Saturday 12:00-19:00 Voicemail only
Sunday 12:00-19:00 Voicemail only

IT Areas IT Areas

IT Area

 IT Areas information

24 Hour IT Areas
(Library Floor 0 /1)
24 hours
Arts IT Areas
(Arts 1.01-1.05)
Monday – Friday 07.00-21.00 (Semester)

Monday – Friday 07.00-17.00 (Vacation)

ITCS Floors 0/01
teaching and study spaces
Monday – Friday 09.00-18.30 (Semester)

Monday – Friday 09.00-16.45 (Vacation)

PrintPlus+ (copy/print/scan) PrintPlus+ (copy/print/scan)

Floor 0 Printing Area

Self-service PrintPlus+ workstations are available at all times for copying, printing, and scanning.

 PrintPlus+ information

Archives and Special Collections Archives and Special Collections

Archives Reading Room

Monday – Friday: 09.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30

 Archives information

 Special Collections information



Learning and Resources Centre Learning and Resources Centre

Learning and Resources Centre

Monday – Friday: 09.30 – 16.30

 Learning and Resources Centre information




Print Services (Registry) Print Services (Registry)

Printing equipment

Monday – Friday: 09.00-17.00

 Print Services information