Cranfield University

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Cranfield University

About the library

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Library Service has three individual libraries across both University sites. At Cranfield campus the Kings Norton Library, designed by Sir Norman Foster, serves the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, the School of Water, Energy and Environment and the School of Management. The Management Information and Resource Centre is located within the School of Management and provides additional embedded support for staff and students in the School. The Barrington Library is based at the Defence Academy on the Shrivenham site and serves Cranfield Defence and Security.

Our specialist collection focuses on tackling real world challenges within these industrial and commercial sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Agrifood
  • Defence and Security
  • Energy and Power
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport Systems
  • Water

British Library inter-library loan codes

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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 see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

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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