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Brackenhurst Library

From your first days as a nervous fresher, to finishing off your final project, the Brackenhurst Library will quickly become a home away from home. It’s a cutting-edge learning space and built with your needs in mind. So get comfy, and get working!

students in Brackenhurst library

Extensive resources, a range of study spaces, and award-winning customer service – what more could you need? Housing our collections on animal, agricultural and environmental studies, our library is a firm favourite with Brackenhurst’s students.

You’ll find over 100 PCs here, plus laptops for loaning, and handily-placed power outlets for your own devices. Concentrate in quiet comfort, or work with your course-mates in one of our group study rooms. Whether you’re looking for a silent study space, or a decent spot to throw some ideas around, the Brackenhurst Library has got you covered.

Most of our collections are accessible online. Visit our Library site, for more information on borrowing books, digital services, study support, postal loans, visitor access, and our inter-library arrangements.

Take a break

Our new award-winning BREAM library was built with your needs in mind – just like the Campus, it’s a peaceful space that helps you focus. But everyone needs a break from time to time. You can relax in our library social space or, alternatively, at Brackenhurst you only need to step outside. With a 200 hectare estate to explore, walled gardens, and a community of over 600 animals, it’s a one-off learning experience. Visit the Orangery for a hot drink, or the Brack Bar if you really need to relax!

Term-time opening hours

Term-time opening hours

24 September – 16 December

  • Monday – Friday, 8 am – midnight
  • Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, 2 pm – 7 pm

16 December – 24 December

  • Monday 16 December – Friday 20 December, 8 am – midnight
  • Saturday – CLOSED
  • Sunday – CLOSED
  • Monday 23 December – 9 am – 5 pm
  • Christmas Eve – CLOSED

The library will remain closed until Thursday 2 January.

2 January – 5 January

  • 2 January – 9 am – 5 pm
  • 3 January – 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday 4 January – CLOSED
  • Sunday 5 January – CLOSED

Terms 2 and 3

The library will be open as follows from Monday 6 January:

  • Monday – Friday, 8 am – midnight
  • Saturday – 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday – 9 am – 8 pm

From Monday 6 January, outside of these opening hours, swipe access is available to IT facilities in room 011 next to the library.

Address, contact, and location

Brackenhurst Library
Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, NG25 OQF

Address: Brackenhurst Library, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 OQF

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2175


For more information about the library, please visit our library web pages.

Brackenhurst Library

  • Subject area: Animal, equine and wildlife
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Research
  • Location: Brackenhurst Campus

Still need help?

Brackenhurst Library
+44 (0)115 848 2175