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Library opening times

Want to study on campus at a time that suits you? Our libraries have extended opening times to help you do this.

During staffed opening times we are on hand to help you at our Service Desks. Outside staffed hours the buildings are open for you but there are no staff at the Service Desks. Please see the opening times for all of our Libraries.

Don't forget though, if you have a query you can ring us 24 hours a day on 01782 295770. Note that outside staffed hours calls are handled by an external agency. You can also visit our comprehensive Library resources page or view our Library FAQ page.


Accessing the Libraries

Swipe card to enter libraryWhen coming to any of the Libraries please make sure you have your student card with you.

You need a valid student card to access the Thompson Library (Stoke) and Blackheath Lane Library (Stafford) at all times. You also need to use your card to borrow books and use the multi-functional devices (to print, photocopy and scan). 

student with information screenA separate swipe card is required at the Shrewsbury Health Library to gain access during self-service opening. An Out of Hours Access Card can be applied for by all library members.  This costs £5.00 (non-refundable). Please visit the Shrewsbury Health Library for more details.

Which Libraries can I use?

If you are studying on campus you can use any of the libraries, at whichever campus is most convenient for you. If the books you need are located at another one of our libraries, you can ask for them to be sent to the most convenient library for you to collect. 

Stoke Campus

Located within the Cadman Building on College Road, Stoke, Thompson Library houses materials and learning resources for all subject areas.

Our address is: Thompson Library, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke, ST4 2DE.

Telephone: 01782 295770

The Thompson Library is open 24/7 every day of the year.  For details of the staffed opening times please see the opening times page.

In collaboration with Staffordshire University’s AccessAbility Services, the library has produced an Accessible Guide to Thompson Library.

Blackheath Lane, Stafford

The Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre is located within the Centre of Excellence for Health in Stafford. 

Our address is: Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre, Staffordshire University, Blackheath Lane, Stafford, ST18 0YB. 
Telephone: 01785 353236. 

Opening hours for Blackheath Lane Library are 06:00-24:00 throughout the year.  See the opening hours page for details of staffed hours.


Shrewsbury Campus

The Health Library is located within the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and houses books, journals and other resources for health, nursing and midwifery students. There are a variety of study areas, plus computers allowing you to access a wide range of electronic resources.

Our address is: Shrewsbury Health Library, The Learning Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ 
Telephone: 1743 492512 or 261440

Opening hours are 24/7 throughout the week. Staffed hours are Mon- Fri 8.30am - 5pm.  

Postal Loans

If you can't get to our libraries, we can post books out to you and offer other off-campus services. 
For more information visit our off-campus services web page.