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.
- over 285,000 different titles (many with multiple copies)
- over 17,000 e-books
- almost 32,000 e-journals
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 which 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
There are three library sites which support all the faculties. During term time, libraries open for six to seven days each week.
We offer extended opening during exam periods.
Access to all our Library's e-resources and databases for assignments, projects and dissertations remain available 24/7.
Last year there were loans of over 1.5 million items, almost 3 million accesses to our e-resources and users passed through our entrance gates over 1 million times.
Library Facilities and Visitor Information
Your study preferences
To accommodate your preferred mode of study, our libraries are divided into zones for group and silent study – you can eat cold food and drink in some of the group areas.
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. If you know your preferred mode of study then find your study zone here.
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.
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 which 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.
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, develop library collections to meet your needs and to be 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 there 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 via online chat, Facebook or Twitter. You are also welcome to phone or write to us.
Subject Information Help Guides
Further research help is offered on our library webpages.
Your librarian produces quick guides and online tutorials to resources specific to your subject area which are a good starting point when you need support.
You can talk to your librarian in person during one of the regular drop-in sessions or contact them via email. Alternatively you can use the Library online chat facility to discuss your enquiry. Get a quick overview of our subject guides, find your Librarian and find out when and where subject drop-in help sessions take place.