University of Nottingham Libraries are here to support your studies and research through access to our extensive print and online library collections, drop-in and bookable study spaces plus resources and workshops to help you develop your academic and information skills.

Visiting our libraries

Your University Card is your library card. Use it to access our eight libraries and borrow books from our self-service machines. 

Our eight libraries are home to subject-specific resources but you're welcome to use any location.

During the 22-23 academic year, three libraries are open 24-7 throughout most of term time. Visit individual library pages to check the opening times for your preferred location.

Visit Get Library Ready for your guide to making the most from our libraries.

Libraries essentials




NUsearch is the University's library collections discovery tool.

Use NUsearch to manage your library account, search our physical library collections and access thousands of e-resources including ebooks and ejournals.

Find the key resources for your subject area in our online subject guides.

Need help with using NUsearch?  Take a look at our frequently asked questions or attend one of our Ask Libraries webinars.

Finding resources


What you need to know

How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 60 print books from our self-service machines in libraries.

Pop in to our libraries to browse and borrow or place a request on NUsearch and we'll let you know when your book is available to collect.

Books are usually issued for seven days and will auto-renew every day unless someone else requests them. In demand items are issued for three days (seven days for part-time studentsm and those eligible for Enhanced Library Support.

We will email you to let you know if you need to return your books. Return any books on time to avoid fines.

Borrowing and returning books

Help and Support

Our friendly and knowledgeable Library staff are on hand to support you - just look out for the blue lanyards or get in touch via live chat, social media, email or phone.

Find resources and support to help develop your information and academic skills on our Support for your studies webpage.

We run a range of regular webinars, Q&A's and online study sessions.  Visit the Libraries events calendar to browse upcoming sessions.

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