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Library facilities

Phased re-opening of our libraries

We will be re-opening our library buildings in phases. Hallward Library is open for book returns and click and collect access to print resources only. Our other libraries remain closed for now.

All library services may not be available during this time. Please check our re-opening webpage for details of the latest details.

Re-opening our libraries


What's available in libraries?

Our libraries are re-opening in phases to provide you with safe access to our services and resources.

Please check our re-opening webpage for details of what services are currently available.

The following shows facilities that were available during the 2019/20 academic year.

Library facilities
 LibraryBook  return
Laptop loanPrint, copy
and scan
Walk-in User computer
Business Library Yes Yes (opposite) Yes Yes Yes No
Denis Arnold Music Library No No No Yes No No
Djanogly Learning Resource Centre
Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
George Green Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Greenfield Medical Library
Yes Yes
(in foyer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hallward Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
James Cameron-Gifford Library Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manuscripts and Special Collections No Yes (next door) Yes Yes No Yes

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Study spaces

We expect to offer socially distant study space in our libraries as part of phase two. Please check our re-opening schedule for dates. 

More information about accessing study space and the types of spaces will be available soon.

The following table shows the spaces available in the 2019/20 academic year.

Study zones and rooms
 LibraryAssistive technology roomGroup study roomsPostgraduate roomsSilent study zone
Djanogly Learning Resource Centre
Yes Yes No Yes
George Green Library* Yes Yes Yes Yes
Greenfield Medical Library
No Yes No Yes
Hallward Library Yes Yes Yes Yes
James Cameron-Gifford Library No Yes No Yes

Our smaller libraries (Business Library, Denis Arnold Music Library and Manuscripts and Special Collections) all provide a mix of individual and group study areas with a quiet atmosphere. 

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Laptop loans

Laptop loans are currently unavailable. We will update this page with an estimated date for this service when we can.

Laptops can be borrowed from library lending desks or self-service lockers where available. 

For the conditions of loan download the guidelines for using the laptop loan service.

How to borrow a laptop

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Assistive technology rooms

There are three assistive technology rooms available. Please see our Enhanced Library Support pages for more information. 

How to book an assistive technology room

Book the assistive technology rooms: 

Let us know:

  • which library you want to use
  • date and time
  • duration required (up to three hours)
  • your Library Card number

You may hold four bookings of three hours at any one time.

On arrival

  • Collect the key from the lending desk (you have 30 minutes from the beginning of the booking to collect)
  • You will need to sign for it and show your University or Library Card
  • Return the key to the lending desk at the end of the session

Available software

 SoftwareHallward Library and Djanogly Learning Resource CentreGeorge Green Library
ZoomText: magnifier/reader
(22" monitor)
Yes No
Kurzweil 3000: study skills Yes  No
Dragon Naturally Speaking: voice recognition Yes Yes
Text Help Read and Write: study skills Yes  Yes 

Available hardware

 HardwareHallward Library and Djanogly Learning Resource Centre

George Green Library

Video magnifier Yes  Yes (with text to speech)
Scanner Yes  Yes 
Various mice and keyboards  Yes  Yes 
Foot rests Yes  Yes 
Writing slope
Yes  Yes 
Printer Yes  Yes 
Wrist support Yes  No 


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University of Nottingham Libraries

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

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