Making the most of our libraries

From self-service check-out machines to a new wellbeing collection, there are some brand new updates to our library…and we’re about to tell you all about them.

Opening hours

During term time the Sheppard-Worlock Library is open from 8:30am-10pm weekdays, and 9am-10pm at weekends.
The Creative Campus libraries are open 9am-5pm weekdays (except Wednesdays), when the Cornerstone Library is open 10am-6pm.

Self-service machines

Both libraries have self-service machines, which allows students to check out resources themselves. To find books in the library, you just need to search the online catalogue, OneSearch, which pinpoints where a book is on the shelf, retrieve the book and issue it to your library account on the self-service machine. And if you’re struggling to find a book whilst browsing, simply ask a member of staff. They’ll be happy to help.

Subject Support Points

Subject Librarians are located at the Subject Support Points and can assist you with detailed subject enquiries, research techniques, referencing and much more.

Box of Broadcast (BoB)

If you’ve not met BoB, you really should get yourself acquainted as it’s a fantastic resource. It’s an on-demand TV and radio service for higher education, allowing staff and students to watch programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, including Game of Thrones, Line of Duty and much more.

Dedicated Study Spaces

The library has a number of private study, postgraduate, group study and specialist rooms – there’s something for everyone! These can be booked up to a week in advance.

Eat & Go

Chapters Cafe can be found in The Sheppard-Worlock library, so you can get your fill of coffee and cake while you’re studying.

Special Collections Library

Nestled within the Sheppard-Worlock Library, you’ll find the Special Collections unit, containing more than 75,000 manuscripts, rare books, journals, archives, ephemera and artefacts dating back centuries. It is something of a treasure trove, and is open to all staff and students. To make an appointment, email

New Well-being Collection

Brand new to the Sheppard-Worlock library is a collection of books dedicated to well-being. Located opposite the new self-service machines, the collection covers everything from managing stress and anxiety to yoga and healthy diets.

Events… and free books!

From Libraries Week to Black History Month, Hope’s libraries get involved in all sorts of national events and campaigns.
And one of the quirky things the Sheppard-Worlock library loves to do is ‘Blind Date with a Book’. The library team wrap up donated fiction books and invite students to take one away for free, with the idea being that students will read it and pass it on to someone else.

Keep up to date

Follow the libraries Instagram and Twitter, for the latest updates and information. Don’t forget to tag them into any photos that you take!

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  1. Libraries are the havens of life. Thank you 😊


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