Welcome to your Library: Welcome

Welcome to your library

Welcome to your Library

Brunel University Library is a vibrant space offering a variety of flexible study environments, help and support, as well as an excellent range of physical and online information sources. To get you started here are some top tips about using the Library.


The Library is situated in the Bannerman Centre in the centre of campus. 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 print books and other materials, we have a huge collection of online resources such as e-books, articles and e-journals. Browse our resources via the Library Search on the new and improved Library homepage.

Our online collections are always growing, and we make it a priority to purchase digital editions of key texts and readings. 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 resources, your Library account and basic IT help try the Help Desk on the ground floor. Alternatively, Information Services staff are on hand on each floor to answer questions. You can talk to a Subject Liaison Librarian at the LibSmart Desk in the Learning Commons (1-5pm Monday - Friday) for assistance in literature searching, using Library resources and referencing. Or you can attend a LibSmart event, an information and digital literacy programme, designed to improve your academic, research and employability skills.

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. 

Welcome to Brunel Library

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 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September. 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.