Open Day self-guided tour

Welcome to the University Library self-guided tour!  This self-guided tour comprises eight signposted tour stops that you can follow if you visit the Library on an open day.  You can scan the QR code at each tour stop or tap on the tour stop section below to reveal text and audio commentary about what you can see at that tour stop.  

If you are visiting the Library other than on an open day, we recommend our standalone audio tour instead.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of Library staff.  If you would prefer a guided tour, please go through the gate between the turnstiles and ask any member of Library staff in the Atrium if guided tours are currently available.

As you follow this side of the first floor, you will pass some of our bookable group study rooms.  These group study rooms can all be booked up to two weeks in advance.  Most include a plasma screen to which you can connect a laptop and practise presentations.  There is also a larger bookable meeting room on the ground floor.

Towards the landing at the far end of the floor, students and staff are invited to display their artwork, hobby crafts, project work and anything else suitable for a general audience. We have hosted many varied displays, from photographic studies exploring on cultural issues to representations of countries and culture to displays of illustrations and artists' books.  The Library is very happy to help you create and promote your display/exhibition. 

You can also see an exhibit from the University Archive on display in the glass case on the landing.  You can book an appointment with the University Archivist, who can help you discover and use archival materials related to the history of the University and the local area. 

>>> Thank you for taking this self-guided tour.  The wooden stairs lead back down to the Atrium and foyer, where your tour started.  The lift at the far end of the floor will also take you down to the Atrium.  Please feel free to explore the rest of the Library at your leisure.  If you would like any guidance or have questions, please ask any member of library staff.  Once again, we hope you enjoyed your brief tour and hope to see you again soon.