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What's where?

Thompson Library

Thompson is our largest library - and has the most complex layout!   It is located over two floors with three separate book collections, journals, DVDs, a range of study areas, Library Customer Service desk, the Skills Space (where you can get advice from Subject Librarians and Study Skills advisors), and much more.

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


Ground Floor

  • Customer Services Desk and Self-service machines
  • Binding Facilities
  • Multi-function printers, scanners and photocopiers
  • Skills Space
  • Group Study areas
  • Core collection - call numbers 001 to 495
  • Main Collection
  • Wellbeing Collection and Headspace relaxation area
  • Journals and DVDs
  • PCs and Apple Macs

First Floor

  • Silent study and Quiet Study areas
  • Group Study areas
  • Art Collection - call numbers 700 to 795
  • Multi-function printers, scanners and photocopiers
  • Core Collection  - call numbers 500 to 998
  • PCs and Apple Macs

Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre

Blackheath Lane Library is located within the Centre of Excellence in Stafford and provides a range of specialised books, journals and online resources for nursing, midwifery, paramedic and allied health students. Here you will find a Customer Services Desk, self-issue machine, multi-function devices and study areas with Wi-Fi access throughout. You can also get help from study skills advisors and subject librarians.


Shrewsbury Health Library

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