George Green Library

George Green Library

Welcome to George Green Library - supporting the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science.


Updates  |  Opening times  |  Visiting  |  What's available?  |  Access  |  Help

Library updates

Library glass lift out-of-order

The glass lift at George Green Library is currently out-of-order, there is currently no lift access to floors Lower A, D or F. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, if you need access to resources on these floors please contact a member of Library staff at reception.
11 December 2023

24-hour opening dates for 2023/24

24-hour opening will begin at James Cameron-Gifford on 30 October and George Green and Djanogly LRC on 6 November.
29 September 2023

George Green Library pedestrian access from 18 September

Work will start on 18 September and will continue for an estimated period of six weeks.
14 September 2023

Contact the Library Helpline via phone, email or Live Chat. Library status


Opening times

Last entry to the library is 15 minutes before the advertised library closing time. Library closing procedures are announced by tannoy.

Extended opening hours

24-hour opening for 2023/24:

  • Monday 6 November (8am) - Friday 15 December (9.45pm)
  • Monday 15 January (8am) - Thursday 28 March (9.45pm)
  • Monday 29 April (8am) - Friday 21 June (9.45pm)

Extended opening hours

DayLibraryHelp desk
Monday - Friday


8am - 9.45pm



9am - 4.45pm



9.30am - 4.45pm

Standard opening hours

Opening hours (From Friday 15 December)

DayLibrary and help desk
Monday - Friday

8am - 9.45pm

Saturday 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.45pm

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Visiting the library

George Green Library
University Park

  • Bring your University Card or Library Card for entrance.
    What if I forget my card?
  • Hot food should be eaten in the vafe area of the library only.
  • Please don't leave your belongings unattended, keep them with you at all times.

Take a look inside

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What's available in the library?

Facilities and study space

Browse the library and book locations using the interactive map of George Green Library.

The following services are available in the library:

  • Assistive technology rooms - these rooms can be booked by students eligible for Enhanced Library Support 
  • Book returns box - return books to the 24/7 book box outside
  • Cafe and vending machines - Available on lower A floor
  • Click and Collect
  • Device charging lockers - visit the lockers on A floor
  • Enhanced Support Rooms - these rooms can be booked by students eligible for Enhanced Library Support
  • Games zone - puzzles, games and crafts for you to take a break on your own or with friends
  • Headphones (with microphone) - available to borrow for up to three hours. Please ask Library staff at the help desk.
  • Help desk - Library staff are available to help with any queries
  • Laptop loans - for up to three hours use within the library, visit the lockers on A floor
  • Leisure reading collection - selection of leisure reading titles for you to read in the library or borrow
  • Kitchenette - Microwave, sink and cold/hot taps, available on lower A floor
  • Print, copy and scan
  • Self-service machines - borrow and return books, pay fines using a credit/debit card
  • Short stay PCs
  • Study spaces and rooms (with and without PCs) - book in advance or walk-in
  • Toilets

Nearby facilities

  • Prayer rooms - The nearest Prayer rooms can be found in the Portland Building. Visit the Chaplaincy website for more information.

Books and locations

George Green Library is home to subject resources for the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science as well as titles from our leisure reading collection.

You can find your book using our interactive 3D map of George Green.

You can search our collections using the library discovery tool, NUsearch

Not sure where to start? Take a look at our subject guides to discover the key resources for your subject area including books, journals, databases and more.

Discover our collections



You will need your University Card for access to the library. 

Find out more about visiting the library on AccessAble.

George Green Library has:

  • door access via level A doors
  • six floors, lift available
  • accessible unisex WC
  • low level service point
  • parking for blue badge holders nearby (at the School of Mathematical Sciences)
  • Deaf Alerter system installed

Access plans showing emergency exits and refuges:


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Help and support

Contact Library staff

  • Library staff (wearing blue lanyards) will be happy to answer any questions about our libraries.
  • Email George Green Library at
  • For general library queries, please contact the Library Helpline by email, phone or Live Chat.

Too noisy?

If you are finding it difficult to study because of noise disruption, please let Library staff know.

You can message the library on WhatsApp at 07825 753877.

Health and wellbeing

A Healthy U wellbeing notice board is available in the library (opposite the self-service machines). This includes information about support services at the university.

You will also find a calm space next to the library entrance (opposite Mathematical Sciences). This space has soft furnishings, calming colours, crafts and wellbeing resources.

Report and supportGuide to wellbeing support at the university (PDF)


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