Your guide to library services


  • 24 hour access available with a UHB ID badge
  • Web address:
  • Staff and students must register before using any library facilities. Just bring along your ID badge and fill in an application form
  • Enquiries can be made in person, by phone, fax or email
  • Self issue kiosks enable registered library users to borrow and return books, and pay fines 24/7


  • Each library has quiet study, easy seating and general study areas
  • Computer facilities (with username & password)
  • Internet access
  • Multi-functional devices that can copy, print, fax, scan and email


  • 15,000 books and DVDs across the three sites
  • 88,000 titles on the joint Base-library catalogue at:
  • Small fiction collections on each site

Electronic Resources

Available with an Athens password via
  •  Electronic full-text journals
  •  Online access to over 7,000 journal titles
  •  E-books collections
  •  Bibliographic databases


  •  Loans of books, DVDs and CD-Roms
  •  Reservations and renewals
  •  Interlibrary loans and article requests
  •  Literature search service
  •  Current awareness service
  •  Information retrieval skills training
  •  Outreach librarian service

Library Charges

  •  Fines 20p/50p/£1 per working day
  •  Printing/copies/fax 5p/A4 - £3 minimum account charge

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