Visit us

We welcome visitors to our Library.

Anyone is welcome to visit us, for reference use of printed items, and to use the study space. It is also possible to join the Library with borrowing rights via SCONUL or as a school or corporate user by becoming a member.

Visitor information

COVID-19 update

The Library is now open to members of the University of Surrey; unfortunately Visitor and Alumni access remains unavailable. We will update on this page as soon as anything changes.

Please email the Library with any enquiries. Please check our Twitter page for updates.

Accessibility guide

We have partnered with AccessAble to develop accessible library guides to help you get to and around our buildings more easily.

Under 16s

Under 16s may only visit the Library if accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult otherwise authorised as a primary carer.

Floor plans

We have floor plans for all five levels of the Library building explaining where all the facilities are available.

How to get here

The University of Surrey Library is based at our Stag Hill campus in Guildford. You can get to us by train or car, find out more about travelling to the University.

Resources for visitors

Visitors have access to all hard copy resources within the Library. Please use SurreySearch to see what we have available in the Library.

You are welcome to use our individual and quiet study areas.

Floor plans

There are toilets on every level, with disabled toilets on the ground floor, and levels one and two. There is a lift that goes to every floor.

  • Ground level: Research Room, Appleseed Books and Print, TV studio.
  • Level 1: Support desk, Academic Skills and Development, Disability and Neurodiversity, training rooms (Shepard and Bellairs), group and silent study rooms, group study rooms one to four and consultation rooms.
  • Level 2: Books - shelfmarks 620 - 999, CDs, DVDs, language resource collection, open study space, silent study rooms, group study rooms five and six.
  • Level 3: Individual study space.
  • Level 4: Books - shelfmarks 350 - 619, group study rooms, open study space.
  • Level 5: Books - shelfmarks 001 - 349, law reports and journals, Doctoral College, open study space and silent study rooms.

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