Library and IT

Keele Library provides access to approximately half a million books and over 10,000 journals many of which are available electronically with current and archive access. Use Library Search to discover print materials and access electronic journal articles.

Postgraduate students and researchers can also benefit from one-to-one support and training in the use of Library resources and subscriptions through its Research Support and Liaison Team.  Just contact them to book a session or sign-up to a training session. This Semester, sessions cover: using Refworks; finding literature for dissertations; how to keep-up-to date with research; and measuring the impact of your research.

Postgraduate students can hire a private study carrel, located in the Library, for a single semester. A £10 deposit for the key is required. To book a carrel, get in touch with Library Special Collections Administrator Helen Burton at

Keele Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time. During vacation periods, opening times are as follows:

Monday – Thursday – 8:45am to 10pm
Friday – 8:45am to 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 5pm

If you need help accessing electronic journal articles or the Library’s many other subscriptions from off-campus, please see this help guide.