New library space

The Paul Hamlyn Library at our St Mary's Road, Ealing site opened on 1 September 2015. It is spectacularly different from our former Ealing and Brentford libraries and enables us to offer and develop a number of new services including:

  • three new floors of library resources, study and PC spaces plus a new Ground Floor entrance area
  • around 780 study spaces, including single and double carrels
  • a group study 'pavilion'
  • four quiet study rooms
  • over 150 PCs
  • three PC training labs
  • two kilometres of book shelving
  • one seminar room
  • new self-service technology for book check in / check out.

Over the 50 days leading up to the opening of the new library, we ran a series on Twitter highlighting 50 key features. See the Storify item on these 50 new features here.

For a gallery of images of the new library see the University Facebook page.

Our interactive floor plan gives an indicator of the services and resources available in the Paul Hamlyn Library.

Watch our Director of Library Services introducing the new library.

If you have a specific question about the new library, you may find the answer within our Frequently Asked Questions

Get in touch

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Call us: 020 8231 2405 (Ealing) or 020 8209 4434 (Reading, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)