Visit us

We welcome visitors to our Library.

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

Library opening hours


The Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Staff are on hand to help you at the Support Hub on Level one from:

  • 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
  • 2pm to 6pm on weekends

Visitor information

Please always check before visiting as at certain times of the year library use will be restricted to give priority to our students. You can either check our Twitter page or give us a call on +44 (0)1483 689235.

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.

Use our resources

Visitors can use our study spaces, have reference use of printed items, and access to our online resources such as e-books, newspapers and journals and databases for literature searches.

Visit our archives and special collections

Anyone is welcome to visit the Research Room to view the archive materials. Find out our opening hours and how to make an appointment.

Floor plans

There are printers, copiers and scanners on every level except for the ground floor. There are toilets on every level with disabled toilets being on the ground floor and levels one and two. There is also 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, laptop loans, 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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    George Edwards building
    University of Surrey
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU2 7XH