Using the Library

New to the Library? Take the Quick Start Tour.

Borrow and return books

The Fetch Service

  • How to use the Fetch Service (items fetched for you by staff from the ‘closed access’ parts of the Library).

Notebook, and iPad loans

  • Free loans of Apple MacBook Pros & Airs, Windows notebooks and iPads (within the Library) using our Everyware Service.

Copy, scan and print

Other services


  • Help and information connecting to WiFi.

Rent a private study carrel

Venue hire, and Filming

Drinking water

  • You can bring bottled water into the main Library. (Please note: bottled water is not allowed in the reading area of theĀ Special Collections reading room.)
  • There are two water dispensers in the Service Hall, 4th floor, one by the copiersĀ and the second next to the self-return machine.

The cafe

  • The South Block Cafe is on the ground floor (directly behind the Ceremonial Staircase). The Cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks.