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.

Opening times  |  Visiting the library  |  What's available?  |  Access  |  Help and support

News and updates

Earlier start to 24-hour opening at James Cameron-Gifford Library

Due to Vet School exams, we have brought forward the start date for 24-hour opening hours at James Cameron-Gifford Library to Monday 10 October 2022.
20 September 2022

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


Opening times

Last entry to the library is 15 minutes before the advertised library closing time. Library closing procedures are announced by tannoy.
Opening hours (Until 9 October)
DayLibrary and help desk
Monday - Friday 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.45pm

24/7 opening hours (10 October - 16 December)

24/7 opening hours
DayLibraryHelp desk
Monday - Friday 24 hours 8am - 9.45pm
Saturday 24 hours 9am - 4.45pm
Sunday 24 hours 9.30am - 4.45pm

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Visiting the library


James Cameron-Gifford Library
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD

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Library essentials

  • 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.
  • Visit Safety on Campus for the latest advice on staying safe and well.

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What's available in the library?

Facilities and study space

The following services are available in the library:

Get Library Ready


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

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