Penryn Campus Library

The library is situated within The Exchange and Du Maurier buildings on the Penryn Campus, with the entrance on Level 1 of The Exchange.

The collection reflects the topics taught on the Campus and also provides a wide range of inspirational sources to students and staff working here.

Journals and Newspapers are available on Level 1 of The Exchange within comfortable and relaxed seating, with fantastic views of the Carrick Roads.

Printing and photocopying services are also available within the Library, along with the IT helpdesk also located on Level 1

Drinks and cold snacks can be consumed on Level 1 of the Library, and in the Solo Study space on Level 2. Lidded drinks in the Quiet Study on Level 2 of the Library, and bottled water only in the Reading Room.

Mobile phones are permitted in all areas, but we ask your phone is muted in the Quiet,  Solo and silent study areas, and phone calls taken away from these areas.

The library has a range of study spaces.  

Access to PCs, study space and the main book collections is available 24/7 throughout term time. 

The whole library is WiFi enabled.

Term-time opening hours

  Main Book Collections Helpdesk Open
Mon - Fri 24 hrs 8.45am to 9pm
Sat - Sun 24 hrs 10.00am to 6pm


Vacation opening hours


9.00am to 8.00p

Library staff 9.00am to 5.00pm


10.00am to 6.00pm

Security staff 


10.00am to 6.00pm


Security staff 



The main subjects covered by the Penryn Campus Library collection are

  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Cornish Studies
  • Design
  • Digital Games
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering (Mining & Renewables)
  • English and Writing
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Performance
  • Photography

See Subject Guides for the full range of subjects.