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August Bank Holiday Weekend

The Paul Hamlyn Library will be open from 08:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 26 August, Sunday 27 August and Monday 28 August.  Library staff will be available from 11.00 to 16.00 on all three days.

Survey for Research Students

The library would like to know about the tools and resources you use for your research. This information will help them to better understand the needs of research students and how the library can support them best. Please can you complete this questionnaire.  It should take less than 8mins to complete and is anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey or the Library generally, please contact your Academic Support Librarian

UWL Library Services achieves Customer Service Excellence award 

UWL Library Services has recently been awarded Customer Service Excellence accreditation; national recognition of the high quality of the services we offer to students, academic staff and researchers. Read the full story here.

Stay Cool in the Hot Weather

If you are working in the Paul Hamlyn Library over the summer, you may find the following advice helpful.

  • Take regular breaks and drink plenty of fluids.  Water fountains are available in the Heart Space adjacent to the library entrance and in the vestibule areas of the 1st and 3rd floor toilets.  Bottled Water is available from the vending machines in the Heart Space and on the 1st floor of the Library.
  • Work on the Park side of the Library which is generally cooler.  
  • Air conditioning is available in the Carol Hehir, Ian Carter and Mollie Clay Rooms.

Musical Theatre Scores Collection

We are currently relocating and relabeling our Musical Theatre scores.  If you require a particular item which is not on the shelf, please ask for assistance at the Helpdesk on the Ground Floor or ask one of our roving staff​.


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