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Library and Learning Services

Library and Learning Services provide access to high-quality academic resources, expert advice, and inspirational study spaces in modern library buildings on both Stratford and Docklands campuses, open 24/7 during term time.

Welcome to UEL Library Services

    Our library services

    Library and Learning Services is at the heart of the University. We have an excellent range of resources and facilities to help you with your studies, and are committed to offering you a first-class student experience.

    We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and expert staff to advise and assist with your learning.

    Our Library services

    Docklands library

    Docklands Library, located at our Docklands Campus, University Way, offers a first-class learning experience. Overlooking Gallions Point Marina, it provides a stimulating space for study and a comprehensive collection of resources. With helpful and friendly staff, 24/7 opening hours during term-time, and different study spaces to suit all needs, the library is the heart of the university. 

    Docklands Library

    Stratford library

    The newly built award-winning Stratford Library provides an inspirational setting for study and research. Situated at our Stratford campus in Water Lane and open 24/7 during term-time, the library has a range of study spaces including group study rooms, quiet study areas and individual silent study carrels. It also offers a high-quality collection of resources and a knowledgeable team of friendly specialist staff who are always happy to help.

    Stratford Library

    Term 1 Opening Hours

    Docklands and Stratford Library

    Friday 15th December
    Both Libraries will be self-service only 

    Monday 2nd October to Thursday 21st December

    Library open 24 hours

    Staffed opening hours:

    Monday to Friday 9am-8pm

    Saturday 12 midday -5pm

    During non-staffed 24/7 opening you can borrow and return books using self-service machines,
    print and photocopy, and use collections and study spaces and PCs. Security staff will be in the building at all times.


    Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2017

     Day  Library building open for self-service  Staffed service available
     Monday 11th - Friday 15th  December  24 Hours  9am to 8pm
     Saturday 16th December  24 Hours  12pm to 5pm
     Sunday 17th December  24 Hours  Self-service
     Monday 18th –  Thursday 21st December  24 Hours  9am to 8pm
     Friday 22nd December  24 Hours  9am to 5pm
     Saturday 23rd   Till 9pm  Self-service
     Sunday 24th -Tuesday 26th December  Closed  Closed
     Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th Dec  (9am)  24 Hours  Self-service
     Saturday 30th December – Monday 1st January  Closed  Closed
     Tuesday 2nd  Jan – Friday 5th Jan  (9am) 24 Hours  9am-5pm

    Library access for current students

    Library intranet

    UEL has an internal website for all current students. Click on the link below to access the Library site.

    Search the Library's collections

    Last updated: 27/11/2017

    The help I received from Library services was second to none
    Nasra Al-Hubesh , BA (Hons) Business Management
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    Contact us

    General Library Enquiries
    Your email will be answered within one working day.

    Docklands Campus Library
    Docklands Campus
    University Way
    London E16 2RD
    Tel: 0208 223 3434

    Stratford Campus Library
    Stratford Campus
    Water Lane
    London E15 4LZ
    Tel: 0208 223 4646

    Senior management