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George Green Library

Get Library Ready

Wondering what to expect from libraries this year? Whether you’re a new or returning student, you'll find everything you need to know right here.

Our libraries will look, and work, a little differently this year but we're here to support you with finding resources, developing your academic skills and accessing our facilities and spaces.

Visiting our libraries

Our eight libraries are home to subject-specific resources and a range of facilities.

  • Visit our re-opening schedule to find out what's available in each library.
  • The capacity of our libraries has been reduced to support social distancing - you may be asked to wait if the library is full. 
  • Visit our libraries by booking a study space or dropping in for a short stay visit.

Discover your online library

You can access many of our library resources and services online, including your library induction.

Online training and eventsSupport for your studiesHow to find online resources


Stay safe

If you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus, please self-isolate and don't visit the library.

  • Use hand sanitiser when you enter the library and wash your hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Keep a safe distance from others - follow one-way routes and signage
  • Clean surfaces before and after use
  • Wear a face covering inside University buildings
Safety on campus What to expect in libraries

Study space

Individual study space will be available in most of our libraries.

  • Advance online booking is essential
  • Space is for individual, silent study only - group study is unavailable
  • Spaces are available with and without PCs
  • Book space for up to three hours
  • Two bookings per person, per week
  • Please follow University safety guidance and library signage
How to book study space
Study Space in Djanogly LRC

Short stay library visits

Drop in to our libraries for short stays of up to 30 minutes for:

  • printing, copying and scanning
  • using short stay PCs (where available)
  • browsing the shelves and borrowing
  • Click and Collect

Study space will be unavailable during short stay visits.

Libraries and opening times

Borrowing books

You can borrow up to 60 books from our libraries. 

Books are usually issued for seven days and will automatically renew until they are requested by someone else.

Click and Collect - request books on NUsearch and we'll email you when they are ready for collection.

Browse and borrow - during short stay visits, you can browse the shelves and borrow books using our self-service machines.

Borrowing books

Bring your device

Computer rooms and laptop loans in our libraries are currently unavailable.

IT Services

Print, copy, scan

Printing is available in most of our libraries.

Send your document to the multi-functional devices (MFDs) in our libraries in advance:

Make sure you have enough print credit before visiting the library. Cash and card payments are currently unavailable in libraries.

Print, copy, scan

More about Libraries

Everything you need to know to get started with our libraries.

Student working in a cafe
Support for your ~studies
Person browsing for books on the shelves
How to find books and other resources
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Help and ~support




University of Nottingham Libraries

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

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