Augustine House

24/7 opening hours (4 March - 24 May*)

Monday - Friday Access to Augustine House. 24/7*
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. 09:00 - 20:00
  External members including SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday - Sunday Access to Augustine House. 24/7*
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. 11:00 - 17:00
  External members including SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 17:00

*There is no learning space access to visitors during the 24/7 period. Please note that you will require a University Smartcard to access the building before 9am and after 5pm Monday-Friday and then at all times at weekends. Paid, SCONUL, ex-staff and alumni members should keep their library card on them at all times and will need to ring the doorbell and present their card to access the building at weekends. 

 

Bank holidays

6 May (Early May Bank Holiday) Access to Augustine House. 24/7*
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. 11:00 - 16:00
  External members including SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 18:00
27 May (Spring Bank Holiday) Access to Augustine House. 07:30 - 01:00
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. CLOSED
  External members including visitors, SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 18:00
26 August (Summer Bank Holiday) All services CLOSED

*There is no learning space access to visitors during the 24/7 period. Please note that you will require a University Smartcard to access the building before 9am and after 5pm Monday-Friday and then at all times at weekends. Paid, SCONUL, ex-staff and alumni members should keep their library card on them at all times and will need to ring the doorbell and present their card to access the building at weekends.  

 

Standard opening hours (Resume 25 May)

Monday - Friday Access to Augustine House. 07:30 - 01:00*
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. 09:00 - 20:00
  External visitors including SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday - Sunday Access to Augustine House. 08:00 - 01:00*
  Library Point, email, phone and live chat. 11:00 - 17:00
  External visitors including SCONUL access members, paid members, ex-staff and Alumni.* 09:00 – 17:00

*Please note that you will require a University Smartcard to access the building before 9am and after 5pm Monday-Friday and then at all times at weekends. Paid, SCONUL, ex-staff and alumni members should keep their library card on them at all times and will need to present their card to access the building at weekends. At the weekend, visitors should ring the bell and report to reception.

The main Library in Canterbury is based in Augustine House, a state-of-the-art building. Located near the city centre, Augustine House is just ten minute's walk from North Holmes Road.

The Library covers four floors, is serviced by three lifts and offers a range of learning spaces to support collaborative learning, group study work or quiet individual study. There are also six group study rooms, which students can book online.

There are over 350 PCs throughout the building, plus 200 i-Borrow laptops which you can use anywhere in the building. Augustine House is fully wi-fi enabled. Using the latest technology, it offers fast download and upload speeds. We also have four Quick Access PCs in the ground floor atrium for quick tasks like checking emails or printing. These will automatically log you out after 15 minutes.

To enhance building security, access to Augustine House is limited to registered CCCU students and staff after 6pm (weekdays) and 5pm (weekends) via smartcard only through the main entrance. Always remember your smartcard, if you are going to the library and make sure you always keep it with you.


You can find out more about Augustine House and the facilities available below:

On floors 1, 2 and 3:

  • 24 hour (short loans), 7 day loans and reference material are on the open shelves towards the front of the building.
  • 4 week loans are in the moving shelves at the rear of the building.

Area

Floor

Self-issue machines

Ground floor

Group study rooms

1st, 2nd & 3rd floors

Return your loans

Ground floor

Main Collection
000 - 329
330 - 599
600 – 999


1st Floor
2nd Floor
3rd Floor

Journals

2nd floor

Curriculum Resources

2nd floor (all classmark ranges)

Sustainability Collection

2nd floor, lift side (all classmark ranges)

Silent Zones

2nd & 3rd floors (lift side)

Our University welcomes people from all faiths as well as those with none.

We have made provision for a faith space in Augustine House for the use of students and staff. This is located just outside the security gates at the side entrance of the building.

It is a space for prayer, meditation and reflection and it is not designated for workshops, society events, or staff meetings. Please respect your fellow users and keep silence. Be aware of the religious sensibilities of others, which may be very different to your own.

Availability and access

Faith Space 1 (Ahg.28a)     

Bookable for communal prayers or worship by any group, of up to 10 people. All requests for booking must be made at least seven days in advance to chaplaincy@canterbury.ac.uk.

Faith Space 2 (Ahg.26e)   

Booked 12:00 - 13:00 and 17:00-18:00 on most days for muslim prayer (the time will vary depending on the time of year). A shoe rack is provided.

  • All bookings are listed and displayed outside the room.
  • On occasions, all or part of this space, may be unavailable during major events in Augustine Hall and Arrivals weekend. Make sure that you are aware of the other facilities available at the University (see below).

Guidelines for use

  • Make sure that the space (including toilet and shower areas) is clean and tidy when you leave
  • Do not place any posters, leaflets and flyers without prior permission of the Chaplaincy
  • When the space is booked for communal worship or religious activities, artefacts may be brought in with permission of the Chaplaincy
  • If you move any furniture or equipment, return it to its original location before you leave
  • Do not leave any personal belongings unattended
  • Do not light candles or burn incense
  • Do not consume food or drink (other than water)

Any failure to follow this guidance, misuse or damage to this space, may result in a ban from further use. 

Other facilities at the University

  • Chapel of Christ in Majesty (Anselm)
  • Eastern Religions prayer room (Ag31)
  • Muslim prayer room (Fg02/03/04 and Fg05)
  • Chaplaincy quiet room
  • Faith spaces are also provided at the Medway campus in both Rowan Williams court (prayer/quiet room) and in the Pilkington building.

If you would like somewhere safe to keep your property whilst working in Augustine House, you can use one of the lockers provided.

There are 64 lockers located on the ground floor, just outside the security gates at the back and side entrances.

To ensure availability to all, the lockers are fitted with a release mechanism and will automatically open after 12 hours. You can return to your locker within this time to remove items or extend the use of the locker.

To use a locker:

  1. Open the locker and place your items inside. Close the door and engage the latch.
  2. Enter a  four-digit code of your choice. Two green lights will be displayed to confirm the code has been accepted.
  3. Re-enter your four-digit code. Four green lights will be displayed to confirm the locker is secure. Once secure, an intermittent red light will flash to signal the locker is in use.

To retrieve your items from the locker, enter your four-digit code, disengage the latch and open the door.

These instructions can be found on the inside of each locker.

The University cannot take responsibility for any lost items.

Accessible lockers for Library users with disabilities

Four lockers in Augustine House are designated for long-term use by users with disabilities or health issues.

If you need to use these lockers, please contact the Student Disability Service.

Anyone wishing to film or take photographs within Augustine House is required to seek permission.

As Augustine House is a study space for use by all staff and students, it is important that filming/photography activities do not impede quiet or silent study or cause any disruption to others using the library. Whilst we will try to accommodate such requests wherever possible, some requests may be refused or modified to meet with operational needs.

Please complete the request form and give a minimum of two weeks' notice, prior to the potential filming date.

One of our members of the Learning and Library Resource team will contact you to discuss the request within five working days. We look forward to working with you to accommodate your needs and to help make your filming a success

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