Welcome to your Library: Welcome

Welcome to your library

Welcome to your Library

Brunel University Library is a vibrant physical space and a gateway to a variety of online learning resources. To get you started here are some top tips about using the Library.

Bannerman CentreACCESS

The Library is situated in the Bannerman Centre, housed over four floors.  We are opened 24/7 during term time. Opening times are displayed on the library doors and the library website. Remember, you will need your ID card to enter and exit the library!


There are lots of study spaces in the building to suit you. From silent study on the 3rd floor, quiet spaces on Floor 1 and 2, group study in the Learning Commons and social areas on the ground floor. We even have group study rooms you can book to help you work together.


As well as over 350,000 books and other media, we have a huge collection of online resources such as e-books and e-journals. If you are looking for a new edition of a text book check online first.


There are several place to find help in the Library. For queries about finding books and your Library account try the Help Desk on the ground floor. Alternatively, Customer Service Champions are on hand on each floor to answer questions. You can talk to your Subject Liaison Librarian at the LibSmart Desk in the Learning Commons (1-6pm Monday -Thursday, 1-5pm Friday) for assistance in literature searching, using Library resources and referencing. Attend a workshop on our LibSmart programme or speak to Academic Skills about your writing and numeracy worries.

Online tour

This online tour highlights the features on each floor of the Library.

We are spread over four floors, so please take a few minutes to become familiar with where everything is.

If, when on the floor, you need some help please ask a member of staff. 

What have you learned?


Take the quiz below to see how much you now know about the Library and the services and resources available to you.

If you find yourself getting answers wrong, go back to the relevant section in this guide and read the information again. This will save yourself time and stress.

The 'Getting to know your Library' Quiz

(You will need to sign in with your network username and password)

Library Welcome Fayre

Visit our 'Welcome to the Library' Stand

Drop by to find out about Library Services and the resources we offer. You can learn more about help and support we provide and speak to a Subject Liaison Librarian.

The stand will be on the ground floor of the Library on Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st September, between 12-2pm. See you there!

Extra Induction Sessions

Missed your Library Induction?

Come to one of our extra sessions where we will cover the basics of using the Library and our resources.

Sessions take place in the Learning Commons, 1st Floor of the Library on:

  • Tuesday 26th September at 12pm
  • Thursday 28th September at 12pm

Or attend one of our LibSmart session on Finding Resources.