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University Library – Bath Spa University

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help students access any resources that they may need for their studies.

Visit the Library online

The Library provides over 200,000 e-books and 15,000 academic e-journals in addition to print books, journals, music scores, CDs and DVDs.

Other facilities include wi-fi access, vending machines, computers and bookable work spaces. Copiers, printers and scanners are on-hand.

In our Library

Study areas

When you want to work in the Library, you can select a study area that suits your needs. If you want to work in peace, there are quiet study areas where we ask people not to talk or use equipment that might disturb others.

At other times, you'll need to work on group projects, so we've set aside areas where you can talk, use mobiles, eat and drink.


Where possible, key texts are available in e-format to ensure you have 24/7 access. In addition, we have a large range of physical stock including books, DVDs, CDs and music scores.

Whether it is electronic or physical, all of our available material is listed on the library catalogue, our web pages or on Minerva.


Subject Librarians

Each subject has a devoted Subject Librarian who purchases the materials for your course, provides research and information literacy sessions and tutorial support. They are available to help you with any of your information seeking needs.

Digital Literacy Librarian

Our Digital Literacy Librarian provides a suite of bespoke sessions designed to give you the digital skills you’ll need to succeed at university and beyond.

Open Access IT facilities

The Library provides several hundred networked computers (both Windows and Apple Macs) that you can use. You’ll find many of these within our Library, as well as in other study locations.

For instance, on Newton Park campus there are open access IT facilities in the computer rooms on the first floor of the Library, as well as in Commons, in the Learning Commons and the Digital Literacy suite.

All of our computers include word-processing, email and access to the internet. Some also have additional programmes such as Adobe Creative Suite.

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