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Clifton Library

From your first days as a nervous fresher, to finishing off your final project, the Clifton 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 Clifton Library

Extensive resources, a wide range of study spaces, and award-winning customer service – what more could you need? If you’re based at Clifton, our library will soon be your second home. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in our collections, facilities and furniture, to ensure that you can learn in comfort.

There’s cheerful new décor to keep you inspired, and a brand new layout. You’ll find plenty of PCs, and handy power outlets for your own devices. We’ve also expanded our range of learning spaces – 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, we’ve 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, self-service laptop loans, visitor access, and our inter-library arrangements.

Take a break

Rest your brain, and stretch your legs – our library’s a thing of beauty, but it’s important to give yourself a break every now and then. Relax in our library's social spaces or, alternatively, the newly-completed Pavilion building is the heart of the Clifton Campus – here, you’ll find café pods, a Barista, and some very comfortable sofas. And next door, there’s the refurbished Refectory. With an impressive lantern roof, it’s built to bring in the sunshine, and bring you back to life.

Need some fresh air? Our brand new plaza is a tranquil outdoor space, where you can gather your thoughts in peace. And if you really can’t leave your studies behind, it’s also Wi-Fi enabled.

Term-time opening hours

Term-time opening hours

Address, contact, and location

Clifton Library
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Address: Clifton Library, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2175


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

Clifton Library

  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Research
  • Location: Clifton Campus

Still need help?

Clifton Library
+44 (0)115 848 2175