Using The Library

Using The Library

Full details of our current opening and closing times are provided below.

Any change in these will be announced both on this website and by email to staff and students of AUB.

Alternatively, for non-members of AUB, please contact the Library to check our opening times if you are planning to visit us.

Library term-time opening hours

Monday 8:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Joining The Library

Membership of the Arts University Bournemouth Library is open to all AUB staff and students. We also extend membership other users including businesses based in the AUB Enterprise Pavilion, Bournemouth University students and staff and members of the public.

Read more: Joining The Library


Accessibilty and Additional Needs

The Library building is accessible with space for wheelchair access throughout and a lift providing access to the first floor. There is also a disabled toilet on the first floor. We can provide book retrieval for those users with mobility difficulties, please contact the Library if you would like to arrange help with retrieving items.

The Library offers a range of support for students with additional needs. All our staff are happy to help students to access the Library services and collections. In addition we have a designated Library Assistant, Kay Day, who can offer support to Library users with additional needs. If you would like help with your research, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Find out more about the full range of support we can offer to users with additional or accessibility needs.


Borrowing, Loans and Renewals

Borrowing and Loans

Your ID card serves as a Library membership card and can also be used for the photocopiers, printing and to add credit. The first time you borrow books must be through the Library counter to activate your account before you can use self service.

All members of the Library can borrow material from the Library. Most books DVDs, videos and CDs can be borrowed but there are some items that are not available to borrow. These include:

  • All journals
  • XRef items – these are kept behind the counter
  • Quick Reference books – indicated by a red band around the spine
  • Any book marked as Reference – indicated by a yellow band around the spine.

Read more: Borrowing, Loans and Renewals


Facilities in the Library

IT Facilities

A range of IT facilities are available to use in the Library,

  • iMacs for Office/Photoshop/Internet access
  • PCs for Office/Photoshop/Internet access
  • A4 black and white printers for all iMacs/PCs
  • A4 colour printer for iMacs
  • A4 Scanning facilities on selected iMacs
  • Wi-fi connection throughout the Library

All IT facilities can be accessed using your AUB username and password.


The Library has 5 black and white photocopiers and one colour copier available for use.

All copiers are network linked so operate by swiping your ID card or entering your username and password. Payment is made from users' printer credit account so no cash is required. There is a top-up machine in the Library to add credit to your printing account. Visitors to the Library can purchase a login card at the Library counter for use on the black and white photocopiers.

Please see notices by the copiers for prices.


Read more: Facilities in the Library


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