University of Gloucestershire Library

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University of Gloucestershire Library

University of Gloucestershire Library


Student in one of the University libraries.

Library at each campus with subject relevant resources

Each campus has its own library with a dedicated customer service team and subject specialists.

Our extensive resources support first year undergraduates through to PhD students.

Late night opening and 24/7 access to the virtual library

  • Each library opens until late in the evening during term-time
  • 24/7 access to our comprehensive range of e-books, journals and databases anywhere in the world
  • Large range of e-books, journals and databases available from around the world
  • Over 100 laptops are available across the three libraries with loan periods from two hours up to one week
  • Access to a range of media equipment, including cameras, camcorders and dictaphones, as well as digital editing software is accessible on all library PCs
  • Access to borrow resources from other libraries
  • Online chat to answer your questions
  • Group study areas with coffee facilities
  • Silent research areas

Open access computers and course related learning

  • Over 500 open access computers and full Wi-Fi coverage
  • Inductions, digital literacy and study skills sessions that are fully integrated with your course

The library is not just for students

You don’t need to be a current student or staff member to access our libraries (physical or virtual). As an individual, charity or business you are welcome to join the Library by applying for membership.

External membership

External membership form

Call 01242 714415 or email for further information.

If you are considering applying to the University of Gloucestershire, you are welcome to contact us to find out more about library and information resources.

Opening hours

  • Term time hours: 8.30am – midnight
  • Term time weekends – Sat & Sun,  11am – 6pm
  • Vacation hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Vacation weekends – Sat only,  11am – 4pm

Libraries Guidelines and Regulations

Guidelines and regulations

We welcome staff, students and visitors to the libraries and will provide a range of support for your learning activities. In order to ensure that all our users benefit from our services and that the libraries are pleasant and safe places in which to work, users are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and courteous manner.

  • Respect and courtesy – treat other users and library staff with respect and consideration.
  • Noise – use appropriate areas: quiet or group study, and do not cause any disturbance to other people using the library.
  • Mobile phones – have your phone on silent while in the library and do not make or receive calls except in designated areas.
  • Eating and drinking – you may have soft drinks in re-sealable containers. Food may not be consumed in the libraries except in the designated areas.
  • Tidiness – place litter in the bins provided and leave your work area clear for others to use when you leave.
  • Damage and theft – any vandalism or unauthorized removal of library property will be formally recorded as part of the university disciplinary procedures. For further details please read the student code of conduct.
  • Computers – are to be used for academic purposes only. Please refer to the acceptable use policy for further details.

Please also note:

  • Remember to log out and remove your memory stick when you leave a PC. Computers should not be left logged on and unattended.
  • Personal belongings – all items are left at the owner’s risk.
  • Children – All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their conduct.
  • Any individual found to be in breach of these regulations may be subject to disciplinary procedures or the termination of library membership.


Use of library resources and facilities entails compliance with copyright law and the terms of the licences granted by copyright agencies and third party suppliers of academic material.