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The Faculty Library

*A new RFID self-issue/return system will be introduced to replace the old self-issue machine, which means that we will be closed on WEDNESDAY, 20th September and THURSDAY, 21st September. During this time, you are most welcome to email us with any urgent requests or queries.

Opening Times:

Term-Time Hours - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Vacation Hours (19.06.17 - 03.10.17) - 9.15am to 4.30pm

Admission Policy

The Library admits members of the Faculty and others by arrangement. Borrowing is restricted to members of the Faculty. Bags and coats may not be brought into the Library. Lockers are available.

Lending Policy

Undergraduates may borrow 5 books for one week during term time. Postgraduates may borrow 10 books for one month.

Fines for normal loans will be charged at 25p per item per day.

Fines for overnight loans will be charged at 25p per item per hour.

Please make sure that your borrowing record is kept up-to-date.

Click to download Renewing and recalling books online (PDF, 44kb)

Library Stock

  • 39,000 volumes on art, architecture and related topics
  • 300 periodical titles (reference only)
  • a special collection of 2,000 16th - 19th century architectural books
  • a product information collection maintained by the Royal Institute of British Architects


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