University of Bath

Contact details

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University of Bath

About the library

The University of Bath has one central Library open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Collections include 440,000 electronic books, 360,000 print books, 26,000 electronic journals, 200 current print journals and access to over 200 online databases.

Special and archive collections include the Pitman Collection, based on the library, correspondence and papers of three generations of the Pitman family; the Bristol Region Building Record; the Gardens Trust Collection; and the Royal Bath and West of England Society Library.

The local library catalogue is available online.

The University of Bath also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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Please note this message from the ILL department at Bath: We are receiving quite a few requests, which is affecting our response time, but are happy to supply what we can. However, if it is possible to request a loan from a library closer to you then we suggest that you do so.

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? No.

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.


Browse all of the University of Bath's records in Library Hub Discover here.