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What's where

Our libraries are equipped with a full range of facilities for students, researchers and staff members. Each library offers areas for silent study and social learning/group work and is equipped with computers and facilities for printing, photocopying and scanning.

Our printed resources are divided between the two campuses as follows:

Bournemouth House Library, Lansdowne Campus contains printed resources for:

  • Business and management - postgraduate level
  • Nursing, midwifery and health studies
  • Psychology, social sciences, social policy.

This library also houses the Library Store.

The Sir Michael Cobham Library contains printed resources for:

  • Accounting, archaeology, advertising and public relations
  • Arts, business studies
  • Computing, economics, environmental sciences
  • Forensic science, heritage conservation, hospitality
  • Industry and trade, industrial design
  • Languages, law, literature
  • Management, marketing
  • Media studies, product engineering
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences, science and tourism.

The Sir Michael Cobham Library also houses special collections of unique, historical or research significance.


  • Technology-rich spaces designed for up to six people to work on group assignments or plan presentations
  • Equipped with a PC, large screen and power point for your own laptop
  • Available at each of our libraries. The technobooths at Bournemouth House Library and The Sir Michael Cobham Library can be booked via MyPC
  • For more information, see our guide to Booking library PCs, technobooths and study rooms 

Study zones

At The Sir Michael Cobham Library there are:

  • PCs on all floors, some of which are bookable
  • Silent study zones - on floors two to four
  • Group and social learning areas - on the ground and first floors
  • Quiet individual study spaces with PCs - on the ground floor
  • Postgraduate areas for silent and group study
  • Two bookable group study rooms DL117 and DL202 equipped with data projector and screen. Book via MyPC
  • For more information, see our guide to Booking library PCs, technobooths and study rooms 

At Bournemouth House there is:

  • A silent study room with bookable PCs -  near the Library entrance 
  • A  further study room with PCs  - near the Library entrance
  • A silent study room -  at the rear of the library 
  • A quiet individual study area - at the rear of the library.
  • Group study areas - near the entrance and Library Help Zone

Wireless network

  • Extensive wireless coverage provides secure access to electronic resources for students and staff using personal laptops. More information on the wireless network
  • Wireless printing to university networked printers can be set up on laptops running Windows or Mac operating systems. A help sheet is available at the Library Help Zone or online via the IT Knowledge Base.