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Access to the Waterside Campus 

Members of the public can make use of the Waterside Bar and Restaurant, the campus shop (including a Post Office) and the cafés on the ground floors of the Learning Hub and the Sunley Hotel. You may also make use of the ground floors of the Senate building and the Creative Hub (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) and the ground floor of the Learning Hub (8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday). Guest wifi is available in each of these locations, along with toilets and a range of furniture and study spaces. 

The Learning Hub

There is no separate library building on campus – the main physical library collection is arranged across the upper floors of the Learning Hub, which is also home to teaching spaces and staff offices. Access to these upper floors is restricted to staff, students and access card holders.

Personal Access Request (for those over 18 and not in full time education)

If you would like to view something particular from our collection but you do not wish to apply for membership, we may be able to accommodate you. Please send specific details (including a contact number) to