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Welcome to Libraries


Everything you need to know to get started with library services at Nottingham.


Discover libraries in your first term

Welcome - pop in to libraries

Explore your libraries anytime during the first term.

Look out for signs and join our staff (wearing blue lanyards) who will show you around.

Find out more

Pop-up libraries

Your library comes to you.

Visit us on selected dates in buildings around campus to learn more about our wide range of library services.

Locations and dates

Discover library resources

15 minute drop in sessions in libraries.

Learn how to get the most from NUsearch, the University's library resources discovery tool.

Find out more


Library essentials 

Pop in to your libraries

Your University Card gives you access to our eight libraries.

  • We are open year round, often 24/7.
  • Choose from a mix of group, silent and quiet study spaces.
  • Ask staff wearing blue lanyards for help.

Libraries and opening times


Borrowing books

Use your University Card to borrow items at the self-service machine in our libraries.

  • You can borrow up to 60 items.
  • You only need to bring them back if someone else requests them.
  • Return requested items on time to avoid fines.

How to borrow and return


Finding resources

NUsearch is your one-stop shop for searching for library resources.

  • Search the library collections
  • Request books
  • Manage your library account

Go to NUsearch

Booking study rooms

Book a study room in libraries using your Office 365 Calendar.

  • Book a room for up to three hours
  • Book up to two weeks in advance
  • You can only have one active booking at a time

Download the booking guide (PDF)



Your studies


Moodle is the University's online learning environment. 

You can access course materials, reading lists, submit assignments online and more. 

Log in to Moodle

Develop your skills

Browse our useful resources on developing your study skills and register for our free online courses on how to make the most of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Studying effectively


Useful links



University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

Please see our Help and support page for
telephone and email
contact points