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Faculty Library

Welcome to the Faculty Library

The Modern and Medieval Languages Library supports teaching and learning in European languages, literatures and cultures and in linguistics. The Library holds over 115,000 books and 5,000 films as well as European magazines and newspapers, e-books, e-journals and a small selection of scholarly print journals. MML undergraduates and MPhil students should find all the material they need for their studies in these collections.

The Library also includes a German research collection, the Beit Library.


Opening hours

Term time hours resume on Monday 24 April 2017.


Vacation opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-17.00

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Easter closure 2017:

Good Friday 14 April 2017 - Easter Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive.


Term time opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-19.00

Saturday: 9.00-17.00

Sunday: Closed


Extended opening hours for 5 weeks during the examination period:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-21.00

Saturday: 9.00-17.00

Sunday: 10.00-18.00



Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing time and no more readers are admitted.


Library news

Exceptional partial library closure on Thursday 27 April

26 April 2017

The MML Library will be exceptionally partly closed tomorrow Thursday 27th April from 4pm due to a Faculty reception taking place in the Library. You will still be able to return your books & films and will be able to go into the Library to find more. However, it will be crowded and noisy so you may want to make other...

Term-time opening hours

24 April 2017

From today we are open until 7pm again as we resume term-time opening hours, and we will be open on Saturdays again as of this Saturday 29 April. Make the most of your Library during this term of revisions and exams!

Welcome to Marian!

18 April 2017

We are delighted to welcome our latest member of staff today: Marian Via Rivera will be looking after the Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Catalan collections in MML. We know you will give her a warm welcome to MML, and she's really looking forward to meeting you all!

Easter closure

13 April 2017

We are closed for the Easter weekend between Friday 14 - Monday 17 April inclusive and reopen on Tuesday 18 April at 9am, we look forward to seeing you then. Happy Easter everyone!

Vacation opening hours

17 March 2017

We are open until 7 pm today, after which we switch to vacation opening hours: Monday to Friday 9-5, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The Library will be closed on Good Friday 14 April 2017 and Easter Monday 17 April 2017. It is otherwise open throughout the Easter vacation. Happy Easter everyone!

Vacation borrowing starts this morning

13 March 2017

Stock up for the holiday! You can now borrow or renew normal loan books until Thursday 27 April 2017. Remember that films remain two-day loans; overnight loans will become one-day loans from Monday 20 March, borrowable any time one day until any time the next. We wish all our users a very happy Easter break!

Spanish & Portuguese librarian post

1 March 2017

Update from 1 March: Applications are now closed, thanks and good luck to all those who applied! The interviews will take place on Friday 10 March.

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