Our libraries at Canterbury, Medway and Salomons Institute contain study spaces and modern facilities to suit different working styles, with access to books, print journals, e-journals, e-books through LibrarySearch. We’re here to help you navigate collections, identify the information you need and develop the skills to success in your studies.



LibrarySearch lets you search across a range of resources and discover items held in our libraries and beyond. Use the drop down menu on the LibrarySearch home page to make your selection.

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Opening Hours

Find out when our libraries are accessible, including Canterbury, Medway and Salomons.

View the library opening hours


Christ Church Bookshop

As a student you are entitled to 10% discount on all books stocked by our University Bookshop. Established in 1975, the University Bookshop excels in the provision of academic titles.

Visit the Bookshop online

Document Delivery

This service enables you to borrow books and access digital resources from other libraries if we don't have exactly what you are looking for.

How can I use this service?

Collections and Resources

Our collections consist of both physical and electronic resources provided to support your learning and research. These include books, e-books, journals, DVDs, curriculum resources and more. 

View our collections and resources


Borrowing, Returning and reservations

Find out what you can borrow, how long you can borrow items for, and answers to other related questions.

Details about borrowing from the Library 

Using Other Libraries

The University Library has joined several national and local schemes which together provide you with access to a wide selection of libraries.

Register for Sconul access


iBorrows are small, lightweight laptops that provide a flexible way for you to study anywhere inside the buildings that they're available within.

Find an iBorrow to use


Room Booking

Unused rooms can be requested for use by students for study workshops and group activities through the OnTime booking system.

Find out what rooms are bookable

Fines and Overdue Items

The fine rates are fairly balanced not to disadvantage any user but at the same time act as an incentive for borrowers to return items on time.There are no fines unless your loan has been requested by someone else or is a high demand 24 hour loan item.

Details on when fines are applied

STudy Spaces

We have four different study zones in the library to help you find a space that suits your learning style, including the Silent Zone, Quiet Zone, Group Study Zone and the Social Study Zone.

More details on Library Study Spaces


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Last edited: 29/04/2019 09:38:00