Campus Libraries

Our campus libraries are for students, academics and those simply led by their curiosity. Each library is somewhere you can browse our physical collections, get support from the Compass Help Desk, study with your friends or just find some needed quiet. Both Campus Libraries are open to students, staff and visitors.

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COVID-19 Information

  • You are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when inside our libraries, including while working at a desk. Remember that others may still feel nervous.
  • There are NHS QR codes displayed in our study areas. Please consider checking-in with the NHS COVID-19 app to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Cleaning materials, including antibacterial sprays, are located around our study spaces. Please use these before and after using a study space.
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Penryn Campus Library

Located in The Exchange building, the large Penryn Campus Library is open 24/7 during term time. Our open-plan space has an IT suite, flexible group study areas and both quiet and silent study rooms. If your subject is based at Penryn Campus, the resources you need will be here. Step-free access with automatic doors and accessible bathrooms.

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Shelves at Falmouth Campus Library

Falmouth Campus Library

Found off the main drive, our smaller library's collection focuses on the creative subjects taught at Falmouth Campus. We also carry a wide selection of art periodicals and independent magazines for your inspiration. Step-free access with automatic doors and an accessible bathroom.

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Inclusivity and Accessibility

How our campus libraries are places for everyone in our community.

We always enjoy showing people around. It doesn't matter why you need a tour. Maybe you've never used the library before — or perhaps you have specific requirements you'd like to talk to us about. We're here to help you.

Penryn campus library tours

For Penryn campus library, please contact Alex Bassett.

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Falmouth campus library tours

For Falmouth campus library, please contact Sarah Sullivan.

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Accessibility features at Penryn Campus Library

  • Penryn Campus Library has step-free access with automatic doors.
  • The Compass Help Desk features an audio induction loop.
  • Height adjustable desks in every study area.
  • Computers at different heights for searching the library catalogue.
  • Our printers, photocopiers and self-service kiosks are all DDA compliant.
  • A 'library reader' device in the Reading Room can enlarge text within books and convert printed text to speech.
  • Accessible bathrooms can be found on Level 1 and Level 2 of The Exchange building.

Accessibility features at Falmouth Campus Library

  • Falmouth Campus Library has step-free access with automatic doors.
  • The Compass Help Desk features an audio induction loop.
  • Computers at different height levels for searching the library catalogue.
  • Our printers, photocopiers and self-service kiosks are all DDA compliant.
  • An accessible bathroom can be found on the lower ground floor, which is accessible by lift.

Both of our Campus Libraries can lend you inclusive learning equipment, including:

  • Dictaphones.
  • Reader pens.
  • Hearing loops.
  • Coloured film overlays for use while reading.

Just ask at the Compass Help Desk within a campus library.

Assistive IT hardware at Penryn Campus Library

At Penryn Campus Library, we have a dedicated Mac with assistive technologies enabled.

Assistive technology support

Our StudyHub features guides on how to enable assistive technologies on Windows, macOS and other common software.

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Opening Times

See when our Campus Libraries are open.

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Study Space

Spaces for solo study, informal group work and more. However you work best, you'll find your kind of workspace.

Computer at Penryn Campus Library

Computers and Printers

Our libraries have both macOS and Windows computers running the software you need for your degree work.

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