Visit the Library

Information about the Brynmor Jones Library and how to access it.

Useful information

Library tours

University of Hull students and staff

Current students and staff at the University of Hull need their University ID cards to enter and use the Brynmor Jones Library. You will automatically be registered as a library user when you join the University. Library staff located on the Ground floor can admit you into the Library if you have forgotten or lost your card. You may be required to provide identification such as your userID or student number for access. 

If you have lost your card and require another, you can request this from the Library staff member or from Student Services. Staff should log a request with HR through the support portal

External visitors

The Library welcomes external visitors. Members of the public, alumni of the University, students and staff at other universities or colleges can all apply to use the Library.

There are three methods:

Students on courses validated by the University of Hull can visit the library to access eResources on campus. If you have not yet received your student card from your home instutution, you can apply for Day Visitor access in the interim. For any queries regarding validated students, please email us at

Associate Members, Day Visitors and those entering via the SCONUL scheme should refer to our Code of Conduct for Associate Members and Day Visitors of the Library

Art Gallery and Exhibition space

The University of Hull Art collection has a representation of sculpture, drawings, prints, cartoons, costume designs and paintings. Groups represented in the collection range from the Camden Town Group; post impressionist artists active between 1911-1913 alongside the Bloomsbury Group; an influential group of associated writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. There are also many highlights within the collection with artists such as Vanessa Bell, Samuel Peploe, Christopher Nevinson and Sir Stanley Spencer. 

There is also an exhibition space for temporary exhibits.

The Art Gallery and Exhibition space is open to the public - you do not need to register as an external visitor.

Rare Books Collection

The University Library has a rare books collection housed in a specialised cube on the 7th floor of the Library. More information about the rare books collection.

History of the Library

The University Library has an extensive history from Phillip Larkin through to the modern day. We have built a brief history of the University Library from our archives including images, links to articles within our Library blog, resources and further reading for you to explore.