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Library Regulations

The Library is governed by Regulation 1 of the University's Regulations as approved by Senate. The Library has also developed a set of guidelines to complement the University regulations, which may be amended by the Library at any stage of the academic year after approval by the Library's Management Group. 

Strategic Plan

The Library is committed to providing excellence in all areas of our provision and service. Our goals and aims for delivering excellence are outlined in our Library Strategy 2014-2020.

Underpinning the Library strategy, and integral to our development are three core Library values, to provide:
• A library environment that is safe, welcoming, and offers a variety of comfortable spaces that will inspire learning, research and creativity
• Staff that are approachable, helpful, knowledgeable, courteous and take pride in working for the University Library.
• Information sources that are easily accessible, relevant, reliable and of high quality

The strategy is aligned, within a Library context, to the University’s Strategy, Building Excellence. It reflects our focus on learning, teaching and the student experience, research and enterprise. It also affirms our commitment to the continual development of our service to meet the information needs of a modern university.

Annual Reports

The University Librarian produces an annual report regarding the Library's progress against operational plans which is sent to Senate. Copies of the these reports are available below.


The Library carries out surveys on a regular basis on a range of issues to support the strategic planning of continual service development. All surveys carried out by the Library are published onlince once they have been signed off by the Library's Management Group.