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Forum Library Opening Hours

Current students, staff and associates


Monday - Friday


Open 24/7

Staffed Hours: 9am - 6pm

Swipe access after 8pm

Saturday - Sunday

Bank holidays

Open 24/7

Staffed Hours: 10am - 6pm

Swipe access after 6pm

Open for self-service study space bookings and borrowing/returning.

You must bring your Unicard for ID and borrowing.

For live help, please get in touch through chat or email 




Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday 

10am - 6pm

For live help, please get in touch through chat or email

Photo Tour: Forum Library

This is the Forum Library entrance on Level 0,

walk through the gates to enter

Use swipe card access when the

doors are closed overnight

Ask for assistance at the

Library Enquiry point in the foyer

Borrow books on our self-issue

machines in the foyer

Return books using our self service machine or post through our drop box

There are study seats, food and drink machines and book displays in the foyer area

Use the floorplan in the foyer to find where your books or study spaces are located

The books are arranged by the Dewey classification numbering system

(except for the Law library) 

Each stairwell has a floorplan

Level 0 study spaces, toilets, printers and bookshelves

Take the lift to other floors

Stairwell floorplan for level -1

Level -1 study spaces, printers and book shelves

AccessAbility registered students can book rooms on all three floors of the Forum library

Level -1 corridor to Law library and MakerSpace

Forum Digital MakerSpace

Level -1 Quiet study

Law library and journals 

are also on Level -1

Law library study spaces

Law books are arranged using the Moys classification numbering system

You can relax and take a break in the Seal Courtyard on Level -1

Laura Piper room has bookable booths and desks for group work

DVDs are held in these rolling stacks on Level -1

Journals are also held in the rolling stacks on level -1

Level -1 door to Quiet study and bookable rooms A,B,C

You can book Group study rooms A,B,C on level -1

Level -1 DVD, video and microfilm viewing stations

Stairwell floorplan level +1

Level +1 study spaces, toilets, printers and bookshelves

Level +1 Borrowing kiosk

Level +1 Quiet study area

Forum Library Collections

Floor Guide Forum Library

AccessAbility guide

Find us

Building 4 on campus map

Contact us




The following facilities are available on each floor of the library unless otherwise indicated:

  • AccessAbility rooms
  • Accessible toilets
  • Digital MakerSpace (level -1)
  • DVD and VHS viewing stations (level -1)
  • DVD drives (borrowed from enquiry desk)
  • Enquiry desk (foyer)
  • Lift
  • Print, copy and scanning machines
  • Self-service borrowing and returns machines (foyer)
  • Study spaces:
    • Silent
    • Quiet
    • Group
    • Accessible
    • Social  
    • Pods
  • Vending machines (foyer)
  • Wifi


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