New Student Guide to the Library

A guide to getting started with the Library

About St Mary's College and King James Libraries

St Mary's College Library and King James Library are in St Mary's Quad off South Street.  Access to the King James Library is through St Mary's College Library.

  • During semester the libraries are open 9.00-22.00, Monday - Friday;
  • you'll need your matriculation card to access the Libraries after 13.00;
  • silent study spaces in the King James Library and general study spaces in St Mary's College Library;
  • collections for Divinity and Medieval History;
  • computers and printers;
  • ​staffed Service Desk in St Mary's College Library, 9.00-13.00;
  • self-service borrowing

Location - St Mary's College Library and King James Library

St Mary's College Lbrary and King James Library are located in St Mary's Quad.  Entering St Mary's Quad through the archway from South Street you'll find the door to the Library on your left.

Facilities at St Mary's College Library and King James Library

Staff at the Service Desk will be able to answer any questions you have about the Library.

Service Desk at St Mary's Library

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Use the self-service machine to borrow and return books

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To Borrow:

  • Select Borrow on the touchscreem
  • Place your card, barcode up onto the machine
  • Place the item(s) you want to borrow into the machine
  • Check the screen to ensure everything you want to borrow is listed then select Done on the touchscreen
  • You'll receive an email with the details of the items you've borrowed and when they are due for return

To Return:

  • Select Return on the touchscreen
  • Place the item(s) you want to return onto the machibe
  • Check the screen to ensure everything you want to return is listed, then select Done on the touchscreen
  • Place your books onto the returns trolley.

There are computers in St Mary's Library, and power sockets if you bring your own device.

There are multi-function print, scan and copy machines in the Library.

Use your matriculation card to access your print queue or make copies.

The King James Library (upstairs from St Mary's College Library) is a silent study space

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General study space (not silent) is available in St Mary's College Library

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You'll find some of the collections for Divinity and Medieval History in St Mary's College Library and King James Library.  More of these collections can be found in the Main Library.

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