University of Buckingham Hunter Street Library

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University of Buckingham Hunter Street Library

University of Buckingham Hunter Street Library

Hunter Street Library


The present Hunter Street Library occupies the area where the University Library was originally established in 1975, together with an extension which was opened in July 1997. The main floor of the original Library was once the barracks of the Royal Bucks Hussars. Some of the beams have inscriptions dating from the early 19th century. The 1997 extension provided a new entrance for the Library next to the Anthony de Rothschild Building.

Subject coverage

The main subject areas are: Accounting, Business, Economics, History, Politics, Language, Literature. The Library also has a collection of DVDs to support courses in various subjects, such as Film Studies and Literature. The former Language Library is now part of the main collection, and largely integrated with it. The general loan language books (those with the “Lan” prefix to the shelf number) are in the Comino Trust Room.

Outline of classification scheme:

070 Journalism 200 Religion
300 Sociology 320 Politics
330 Economics 350 Government
370 Education 380 Commerce
400 Language 650 Business
700 Art 800 Literature
900 History

Arrangement of Library

Ground floor

  • Service desk (telephone extension 2218)
  • OPAC (online public access catalogue)
  • DVDs, videos, CDs and audio cassettes
  • Newspapers
  • Reference books
  • Journals (arranged alphabetically by title)
  • Audio-visual room
  • Photocopiers, card charging machine, colour printer and scanner
  • Computers for student use
  • Wireless Internet Access

Ground floor (stair lobby)

  • Toilets

Ground floor (back stairs)

  • IT training room

First floor

  • Landing:OPAC (online public access catalogue)
  • Left of stairs:
  • 000 – 320 Journalism, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics
  • 330 Economics
  • Right of stairs
  • 350 – 390 Government, Education, Commerce
  • 650 Business, Accounting, Management
  • Computers for student use

Top floor

  • Comino Trust Room: 800 Literature, 900 History, 400 Language, 700 Art


The University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
MK18 1EG
United Kingdom