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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

    Our Vision and Values

    Our Vision:  To enrich the lives of our users through critical and innovative approaches to learning, teaching, research, and digital literacy that reflect their world and catalyse them to boundless achievements in employment and in life. 

    Our Values:

    • We celebrate our richly diverse population of users through respect for individual rights, opinions and identities.
    • We provide intellectually safe but challenging, engaging and inclusive learning, teaching, and research environments to foster independent learning, creativity and innovation.
    • We believe in equitable access to information and are committed to supporting our users toward information and digital literacy.
    • We empower our users to positively impact the development of our local communities.

    Opening Hours

    Term 2 Opening Hours


    Easter Opening Hours 2019


    Library Building open

    for self-service

    Staffed service available

    Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th April
     (From 9am) 24 hours   9am to 5pm
    Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th April
      24 hours  Self-service
    Monday 29th April -Friday 3rd May  24 hours  9am to 8pm
    Saturday 4th May  24 hours  Self-service
    Sunday 5th May  24 hours  Self-service
     Monday 6th May  24 hours  Self-service







     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.



    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: 28/06/2018

    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