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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 opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-19.00

Saturday: 11.00-16.00

Sunday: Closed


Easter term late opening hours (Monday 2 May to Thursday 2 June inclusive):

Monday - Friday: 9.00-21.00

Saturday: 10.00-17.00

Sunday: Closed



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


Library news

Late opening starts today

2 May 2016

For the next 5 weeks (Monday 2 May to Thursday 2 June inclusive) the MML Library is open 9am-9pm on weekdays and 10am-5pm on Saturdays. We'll also be trialling Sunday opening on 21 and 28 May - watch this space! Do get in touch if you'd like to hear more and have a say.

More renewals on film loans

20 April 2016

In answer to student feedback, MML Library films can now be renewed three times - the same as normal loan books. As usual, if you want to keep these longer, just pop in to see us: we'll return them on the system and reissue them to you straightaway, provided no-one has reserved them. We hope it's a useful tweak of our...

Term-time opening hours

18 April 2016

Welcome back! Term-time hours resume today, so we're open Mondays to Fridays 9-7 and 11-5 on Saturdays. You can renew your holiday loans into term and from today you can recall books and films again. See you very soon in the Library!

Vacation hours

11 March 2016

Vacation hours have started. We are open until 7pm today, then Monday-Friday 9-5 and closed on Saturdays and Sundays until 17 April inclusive. Term-time hours will resume on Monday 18 April. We wish all our users a very happy holiday!

Vacation borrowing

7 March 2016

Vacation borrowing starts at 9am on Monday 7 March 2016: normal loan books borrowed or renewed are due back on Thursday 21st April. Films remain two-day loans, overnight loans will become one-day loans from Monday 14 March, borrowable any time one day until any time the next. We wish all our users a very happy Easter break!

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