University of chester library

University of chester library


The University libraries hold over 300,000 books, and a large number of journals both electronically and in print formats.

All staff and students can loan a number of books using their University Card and our RFID self issue and return services in the Seaborne and Broomhead Libraries, Sutton Library – Thornton Science Park and by visiting the issue and return desks at various Health and Social Care Education Centres.

 Locations and Opening Hours

  • We have a number of locations, and opening hours differ in each of the libraries 


  • Members of the University may use other University libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme.

Services for the public

University of chester library

Health and Social Care Libraries

The Learning and Information Services (LIS) department provides library resources at the main University teaching centres for the Faculty of Health and Social Care.


University of chester library

Library Locations

University teaching centres for the Faculty of Health and Social Care are located at: Riverside Library (Chester), Broomhead Library Warrington, Clatterbridge Library at Clatterbridge Hospital, and the Joint Education Training (JET) Library at Leighton Hospital.

Students are entitled to use any of these libraries throughout their course of studies, and can also use the Seaborne Library at the Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. For student’s convenience, the University also has agreements in place for students to access and utilise the facilities of various NHS Trust Libraries whilst on placement:


Key features of our LIS health libraries to help you through your course of studies:

  • Access to staff who deal with library and IT enquiries
  • Networked computers with Internet, Email and Microsoft Office
  • Study areas throughout the libraries
  • A wide range of print and electronic learning materials

University of chester library

The LIS health library team:

The health library team works closely with lecturers, providing specialist help and guidance for staff and students, to support teaching and learning at the University. The team:

  • Manage the collection of resources for the Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • Produce guides for library resources
  • Provide inductions and information skills training for students at all levels, including 1:1 student and Helpdesk enquiry support
  • Liaise with lecturers to arrange support for students’ research skills at key times in the academic calendar
  • Attend Faculty meetings with staff and students to liaise about library initiatives and Faculty developments to ensure the library service meets the needs of staff and students