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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 3,500 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 Wednesday 5 October 2016.


Vacation opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-17.00

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Summer closure 2016:

Monday 8 August - Monday 29 August 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: 10.00-17.00



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


Library news

Hispanic / Lusophone / Catalan librarian wanted

24 October 2016

We have an exciting opportunity to join our MML Library team: we're looking for an enthusiastic librarian to look after our Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Latin American collections. Click on the title above for more information and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this post.

Happy European Day of Languages!

26 September 2016

We wish all our users a very happy European Day of Languages! Read more about this EU initiative here

New self-issue machine

7 September 2016

Exciting news! We now have a new self-issue machine, just fitted in today. Let us know what you think of it, we look forward to hearing your views on it.

Lots of changes in the MML Library

7 September 2016

We just want to give you a little heads up that there'll be some changes in the Library during September. Thanks for your patience as we improve the Library for all our users!

New MML Library team members

1 September 2016

We are delighted to welcome Kasia Drabek and Federica Della Grotta as our new colleagues. Kasia takes up the post of Slavonic and Linguistics librarian and Federica is our new Library Assistant. We know you'll join us in making them both feel very welcome at MML - and they can't wait to meet you all!

Open for business!

30 August 2016

We reopened at 9am this morning after our annual summer closure and are open for business again. We look forward to welcoming back our existing readers and to meet all our new students and staff!

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