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 an Academic Liaison Librarian at the LibSmart Desk in the Learning Commons (12-5pm 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.