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This guide provides information about library and research resources for students and staff in Architecture (School of Natural and Built Environment)
If you are new to the library, you may find our quickstart guide helpful.

Your subject librarian

Irene Bittles







Irene Bittles

Subject Librarian for Architecture


Please contact me, if you have any questions about the library!

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The McClay Library

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Or view individual floors:

Floor 3

Floor 2

Floor 1

Ground Floor

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Library Help

If you have a question about the Library, you can ask it via Library Help, our interactive FAQs service.


The library has temporary trial access to the Pidgeon Digital online collection of architectural presentations until 28 April 2023.

The collection includes illustrated talks by notable architects and designers, including Norman Foster, Peter Rice, Zaha Hadid, Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey and many more.

You can access the talks on and off campus via the following link:

If you feel that the library should pursue a subscription to Pidgeon Digital, please share your feedback with your subject librarian (email:

Accessing e-resources from home

When you work from home, you may sometimes be asked to pay for access to an article or an e-book. If this happens, check if you can get free access via the library's subscriptions instead:

Student IT Services

For help with WiFi, printing, IT training etc., please check the Student IT Services page

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