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James Cameron-Gifford Library

Welcome to James Cameron-Gifford Library - supporting the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, and the School of Biosciences.

Library updates  |  Opening times  |  Visiting the library  |  What's available?  |  Access  |  Help

Library updates

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Contact the Library Helpline via phone, email or Live Chat. Check our library status page


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Opening times 

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

James Cameron-Gifford Library opening hours

DayOpening hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.45pm

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Visiting the library

James Cameron-Gifford Library
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD

  • Bring your University Card or Library Card for entrance.
    What if I forget my card?
  • Hot food should be eaten outside the library.
  • 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.

The following services are available in the library:

  • 24/7 silent study room - this library space can be access outside library opening hours via the Main Building. 
  • Assistive Technology Room - these rooms can be booked by students eligible for Enhanced Library Support 
  • Book returns box - return books to the book box outside when the library is closed
  • Click and Collect - request books on NUsearch and collect them from the table next to Self-Service
  • Games zone - puzzles, games and crafts for you to take a break on your own or with friends
  • Headphones - available to borrow for up to three hours. Please ask Library staff.
  • Help desk - Library staff wearing blue lanyards are available to help with any queries
  • Kitchenette - with vending machines, sink and cold and hot taps
  • Laptop loans - for up to three hours use within the library
  • Leisure reading - selection of leisure reading titles for you to read in the library or borrow
  • Print, copy and scan
  • Self-service machines - use your University Card to borrow and return books
  • Study spaces - individual desks and PCs plus spaces for group study
  • Toilets

Nearby facilities

  • 24/7 computer room - available in the Main Building
  • Cafe and shop - next to The Barn
  • Prayer rooms - The nearest Prayer rooms can be found in The Barn. Visit the Chaplaincy website for more information.

Books and locations

James Cameron-Gifford Library is home to subject resources for the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and the School of Bioscience as well as titles from our leisure reading collection.

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 information about visiting the library on AccessAble

James Cameron-Gifford Library has:

  • door access via level front door
  • library has two floors, lift available
  • accessible unisex WC nearby
  • low level service point
  • parking for blue badge holders in the Main Building car park
  • Hearing Loop situated at reception desk

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 James Cameron-Gifford 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 07766 993539.

Health and wellbeing

A Healthy U wellbeing notice board is available in the library. This includes information about support services at the university.

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


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