Aston University

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Aston University

About the library

The Library was designed by Sir Basil Spence, Glover and Ferguson 1972-75 and opened in 1975. In 2010 and 2013 it underwent major refurbishments.

The Library contains over 148,000 volumes, with access to 120,000 journals (electronic and print) and 179,000 e-books across all subject areas.

Aston University Library is a controlled access building. Aston University staff and students can gain access via uniCARD whereas visitors will need to request access.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code


Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item..

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


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