School and college visits to the University Library

We welcome school and college visits to the University Library, especially for students studying towards the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or doing independent research projects as part of other further education courses. We ask that visits are requested at least 3 weeks in advance and there are some times of the year (January-February and May-June) when we are unable to accommodate visits due to examination/revision periods. Groups of young people under the age of 18 must be fully accompanied and supervised and the responsibility for their safeguarding cannot be taken by Library staff.

To arrange a school or college group visit to the University Library please email

Further education students are also welcome to join the University Library as External Reader members from the September after they complete Year 11 (parent/carer consent required for under-18s)