About our library services

Welcome to London Metropolitan University libraries

Get a quick overview of our library collections 

Our students and staff have access to a huge collection of printed books and journals, e-books, e-journals and databases, and to DVDs, CDs and other media.

We have:

  • over 285,000 different titles (many with multiple copies)
  • over 17,000 e-books
  • almost 32,000 e-journals

For details, check our catalogue or use our resource discovery tool MetCat.

We also host the internationally acclaimed Trades Union Congress Library Collections. The Collections are available to all University staff and students, and to external users who are pursuing research interests that cannot easily be met elsewhere. The print collections are available for reference only so you are advised to make an appointment before visiting.

View the open access London Met Repository a digital archive of research output by our staff and researchers.

Helping you in your studies

Opening hours

There are three library sites that support all the faculties. During term time, libraries open for six to seven days each week. 

We have extended opening during term time in all three libraries. 

Choose the site nearest to your campus and have a look at the opening times.  

Access to all our e-resources and databases for assignments, projects and dissertations remain available 24 hours a day.

Last year there were loans of over one and a half million items, almost three million accesses to our e-resources and users passed through our entrance gates over one million times.

The library is here to help make your experience at London Met more rewarding and successful. ‌‌

Library facilities and visitor information

Library facilities

Your study facilities

Areas within the libraries are divided into zones for group and silent study. Our libraries also have bookable group study rooms with projection facilities, technobooths with large screens, lots of fixed computers (PCs and Macs) and Wi-Fi. Find your study zone.

The library team is here to help make your experience at London Met more rewarding and successful. We welcome suggestions and comments on how we can improve any of our services and facilities.

Visitor Information

Find out about using our libraries

Library Services at London Met welcomes visitors. We are members of Sconul Access. Find out if you can apply for a Sconul Access card.

For other visitors there are different options that involve a small charge. Prior to arranging a visit it is best to find out more about what's on offer to visitors and to prepare for your visit by first exploring what is in our print collections.

Check out our opening hours, contact details and site locations.

Research help from the library

Subject and academic research help

What are academic liaison librarians?

Academic liaison librarians help and support all University staff and students to find and use information resources effectively. They develop library collections to meet your needs and are your contact point for any information-related enquiry. They have all developed expertise in the subject areas of their faculties and are very happy to help.

Have a question?

Whether you have assignments, essays, projects or your dissertation to write, staff at our libraries are here to help you source appropriate research material.

You can speak to your academic liaison librarian or any staff at our library information desks. Alternatively drop us an email or contact us on Facebook or Twitter. You're also welcome to phone us on 020 7133 4444.


Subject information help guides and librarians

Further research help is offered on our library webpages

Your librarian produces quick guides and online tutorials for resources specific to your subject area, which are a good starting point when you need support. 

Get a quick overview of our subject guides, find your librarian and find out when and where subject drop-in help sessions take place.