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Perry Library Help desk

 Phone: 020 7815 6607

Havering Help desk

 Phone: 020 7815 5982

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A wide variety of stationery is available to purchase at our help desks.

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Perry Library








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2 East




2 West




3 East




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4 East




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Our Bookable Group Study Rooms also contain collaborative computer desks

Our Customer Charter for Library and Learning Resources

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What's in the Perry Library?

What’s in the Perry Library?


Our Help desks  


For IT support help –  come and see us on Level 1 West  

  • General IT assistance including support on the Microsoft Office suite and some specialist Assistive Technology Software
  • Issues with your IT account, password, and wifi access
  • Help with using the University VLE (Moodle), assignment submission, document formatting, and printing including large format and poster printing

For Library services help – come and see us on Level 1 East 

  • Help with finding books and journal articles 
  • Issues with your library account or fines
  • Help with using the Library's facilities and services


Our Research Help desk - come and see us on Level 3 Bridge for specialist help from our Information Skills Librarians on 

  • Finding the right information for your assignments
  • Using research databases
  • Help with referencing

A student studying in the library


Our Study Spaces

We've got 600 study spaces across the Library with 300 PCs and 20 Apple Macs.


Group  Study  – for group work, chatting, using your phone

You’ll find this on Levels 3 East, 4 East, 4 West and some more group rooms on 3 Bridge

Quiet  Study  – for quiet work and quiet talking only

You’ll find this on Levels 2 East, 1 West and 3 West and a quiet room on 2 West

Silent Study – for silent study only – no talking, not even whispering!

You’ll find this on Level 2 West and another silent room on 2 East

Look out for the signs to know which zone you are in.

Our Book and Journal Collections

Our Book Collection is spread around the Library - check our catalogue to find the "class number" of the book you want.

Book Collection
Class number 001 - 339 Level 3 East
Class number 340 - 609 Level 4 East
Class number 610 - 695 Level 3 West
Class number 696 - 999 Level 2 West

You can borrow most of our books for 2 or 4 weeks, but you'll also find extra copies of key items on your reading lists labeled as 'Library Use Only'. These books are for use in the library only and cannot be borrowed. They are shelved in the main collection, alongside loanable copies of the books.


Our DVD collection - can all be found on Level 3 East where they are in class number order.

Our print journals - can all be found on Level 3 East in A-Z order by title.

Our Teaching Practice collection - these are books aimed at children, for use in the classroom by teaching students (although anyone can borrow them) - you'll find them all in class number order on their own set of shelves on Level 4 East.  

Book Shelves in the Perry Library

New Students

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See our LLR Induction checklist.

Events and Workshops at Southwark Campus

Southwark Events & Workshops

Book a 1:1 Appointment with a Librarian

You can book an appointment with an Information Skills Librarian for one to one support of up to 30 minutes. We can offer advice with:

  • Database Searching e.g. Journal articles
  • Referencing
  • Using RefWorks

Appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance. 

NB: Please give us advance notice, we get booked up very quickly and are unable to see students on the day for appointments. Please visit our Research Help Desk instead for immediate help. 

You will be asked to include the following information when submitting an appointment request:

  Full Name

  Student number

  Details of training and support required, ie. Literature Searching (with topic if known), Referencing

If you are unable to make any of the available slots, please email us at and we can see if we can accommodate you.

Replacement Student ID Card

Lost your Student ID Card?

Cost £5

Collect from the Student Life Centre

Perry Library

250 Southwark Bridge Road

London, SE1 6NJ

020 7815 6607

Student IT Support

1 West Helpdesk

Perry Library, Southwark Campus

020 7815 6678

Havering Library

Goldcrest Way, Harold Wood

London, RM3 0BE

020 7815 5982