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 Phone: 020 7815 6607

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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

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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 round the Library - check our catalogue to find the "class number" of the book you want

Book Collection
Class number 001 - 342 Level 3 East
Class number 343 - 609 Level 4 East
Class number 610 - 695 Level 3 West
Class number 606 - 999 Level 2 West

Most of our books are for borrowing for 2 weeks or 4 weeks but you'll also will 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 for children for use in the classroom by teaching students (though 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

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

Computers in Perry Library

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Our Bookable Group Study Rooms also contain collaborative computer desks