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Visiting the Library

An image inside the University College library

While our service is tailored to serve the needs of our students and staff we recognise that we also operate as part of the wider Plymouth community. As such visitors are welcome to come in and use our spaces and resources as far as is practical. 

We are located on the Western side of the main Quad and spread over three floors with an additional informal study space called the Gallery branching off the Ground Floor and a dedicated Teaching Practice Library on the First Floor. 

Library basics

Our desk and enquires services is a combination of in person and virtual. If you can't see any staff at the desk, check the screen on the right of the desk as you enter. 

Please be respectful of all other library users and work on the floor that best matches your preferences.

Ground: Social and group study - no strict noise limits. 
First Floor: Group and individual study - low noise levels.
Top Floor: Individual study - silent.

Do be aware that noise levels on all floors may fluctuate somewhat depending to the number of people using them and other external factors.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 19.00
Saturday & Sunday: 11.00 - 16.00

Visitor FAQ

Q: Do I need to register to come into the library?

A: No, our Library is open access and available to the wider community so you don’t need to register or sign in. Staff will be happy to help you if you’re unsure about using the space.

Q: Can I borrow books from Marjon?

A:  Unfortunately borrowing is restricted to Marjon student and staff. But you are still welcome to use our books for reference purposes within the library.

If you are a student or staff from another educational institution you may be eligible to apply to borrow under the SCONUL scheme, for more information please click here.

Q: How do I find out what books are available at Marjon Library?

A: Our library catalogue is freely available to the public to browse at their leisure.

Q: Can I use the Library’s E-Resources?

A: Access to E-Resources, such as E-Books and online journals, are only available to those with Marjon login credentials due to the nature of our licencing arrangements.

Q: Can I use the Wi-Fi in the Library?

A: Yes, you can sign into the Marjon guest Wi-Fi as follows:

  1. Connect to MarjonWiFi
  2. Click Here to Register if it does not open automatically on your device
  3. Enter your details - Email and Phone number must be correct for your registration to be confirmed.
  4. You will receive a text message containing your password.
  5. Login using the email address from step 3, and the password from step 4.

Please note the library has no direct control of the Wi-Fi. For more information on campus Wi-Fi click here.

Q: Can I print, scan and/or copy in the library?

A: Sadly, we're not able to provide public printing facilities as for security reasons all devices require users log in with valid Marjon credentials. 

Q: Can I park on the campus?

A: Charged public parking is available on campus via Just Park, subject to availability. Please be aware that you will need to register your arrival with the Welcome Desk. More details on parking and traveling to Marjon can be found here.

Contact us

Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 17.00

01752 761145

Find us

The Library
West Block
Plymouth Marjon University
Derriford Road