Our CampusThe Library

This purpose built library is a state of the art building, the design of which reflects both attention to detail and the use of high quality materials and landscaping. It reflects the core values of a creative community.

With a team of professional staff and wide range of resources focussed on the study of art, design, media and performance we aim to help all students at Arts University Bournemouth to realise their full potential both during their studies and beyond. For full access to resources and for help and support please visit the Library’s web pages. As well as supporting our students and staff we also provide access to users from the local community. Find out more about who can use the Library here.

Resources in the Library

The Library has over 50,000 books covering a huge range of art, design, media and performance subjects. These can be found through the Library catalogue. A further collection of e-journals and more than 120,000 e-books can be found and accessed through Library Search. In addition the Library has over 300 specialist journal titles on the shelves, with many available online. The Library has a large collection of audio-visual material from CDs of traditional and contemporary music, sound effects, speech training for actors, to a large collection of feature films, animation and documentaries as well as programmes recorded from the television on DVD and online, all of which are specially selected to support our course offering. The Library is Wi-Fi enabled and facilities include viewing rooms, a presentation space, a silent reading room, photocopiers, iMacs and PCs. The open plan design and high quality resources make the Library a popular space for work and study. The Library consistently receives high scores in both the in-house and national student surveys which are carried out annually.

The Library Online

The Library provides access to a comprehensive collection of online resources. These allow students and staff at Arts University Bournemouth to search for journal and newspaper articles, e-books, images, video and sound clips, providing 24 hour access to these resources. If you would like more information about Arts University Bournemouth Library please visit the Library’s website. The Library Arts University Bournemouth Wallisdown Poole Dorset BH12 5HH Tel: + 44 1202 363308 Email: library@aub.ac.uk