Thompson Library

Where is Thompson Library?

Thompson Library

Thompson Library is situated on the Stoke Campus and is the largest of the University site libraries. Located on College Road, Stoke,  opposite the film theatre, it houses materials and learning resources for all subject areas but mainly the library resources for Arts, Media and Design subject areas.

Our address is:  Thompson Library, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke, ST4 2DE.

Staffordshire University is committed to reducing the impact of transport on the environment and we would encourage visitors to use more sustainable forms of transport where possible.  Information on how to travel to our Stoke Campus can be found here.

When are we open?

The Thompson Library is open 24/7 every day of the year.  For details of the staffed opening times please see Thompson opening times.

Guide to Thompson Library

In collaboration with Staffordshire University’s AccessAbility Services, the library has produced an Accessible Guide to the Thompson Library (PDF, file size: 3.08MB) .

The guide has been written for anyone who may feel daunted or anxious about coming into the library. It also highlights aspects of the buildings that may be challenging for students on the autistic spectrum.

Location of Law Books

Library resources for Undergraduate Law students are now located within the Thompson Library.

Text books and other resources are available on the ground floor Core Collection. Law materials are classified between 340 and 349 so the collection is kept tightly together (reference materials and pamphlets are alongside loanable materials) and there are lots of study spaces nearby.

Law reports, statutes and encyclopaedic works are available in the Thompson Book Store which is accessed beyond the Main Collection, again this is on the ground floor. All Law periodicals can be found in the Thompson Bookstore too.

We have created a leaflet to help you locate these resources: Location of Law books in Thompson Library (PDF, file size: 458.6KB)

Contact details

You can e-mail us libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk, or you can use our on line enquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as they can. 

Telephone: 01782 295770