James Cameron-Gifford Library

James Cameron-Gifford Library

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


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James Cameron-Gifford Library
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD

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Library essentials

  • Bring your University Card or Library Card for access.
  • Book study space in advance online or use any available drop-in space
  • The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory in all indoor areas on campus including libraries, unless at least one metre separation can be maintained.
  • Wash your hands regularly and clean surfaces before and after use.
  • Please do not eat hot food in the library.
  • If you have Covid symptoms, please do not come on to campus. Visit Safety on Campus for the latest guidance.

Opening times

Extended opening hours (from 18 October - 16 December)

DayOpening times
Monday - Thursday 8am - 2am
Friday 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9.30am - 2am

Closing procedures

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

Vacation opening hours (from 17 December - 9 January)

Vacation opening hours

Friday 17 December 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 18 December 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 19 December 9.30am - 4.45pm
Monday 20 - Thursday 23 December 8am - 9.45pm
Friday 24 December - Monday 27 December Closed
Tuesday 28 December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 29 December - Monday 3 January Closed
Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 January 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 8 January 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 9 January 9.30am - 4.45pm

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What's available in the library?

Facilities and study space

The following services are available in the library:

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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. 

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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