Access to Library buildings and resources

Our promise to you:

  • We will always be open during our advertised opening hours.

What we can do for you:

Our libraries provide access to a huge range of hard-copy books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other learning resources.  They also offer a variety of learning and social spaces, including silent, quiet and group study areas, incorporating computing facilities.

Who this is for:

Our libraries are open to staff, students and members of the public. View the different types of membership and borrowing entitlements.

How to use it:

Simply visit any of our libraries during opening hours.  You will need a valid student or staff library card to access the Thompson and Blackheath Lane libraries during self-service opening.  A swipe card is required at Shrewsbury Health Library.

Where to find it:

When this is available:

Library opening hours may vary to support peak borrowing times.  View our current opening times.


There is no charge to access our library buildings or their resources. If you are not a student or staff member, borrowing charges may apply. View borrowing entitlements. 

How we support you:

Our experienced Customer Services staff will help you during normal staffed hours. They are located at the Customer Services Desks. View our opening hours.