The Sir William Leech Library occupies the first and second floors of our purpose-built Learning Resource Centre, which is situated next to the College chapel. The building is open 24/7 to library members and access is normally by campus card. There are CCTV cameras and a book security system in operation.
The library is light, spacious and congenial for study, with 86 study desks as well as a group study room for up to 8 people. Our excellent stock of around 27,000 books includes a particularly fine theology collection. About 1,000 books on a wide range of subjects are added to stock each year.
There are 9 desktop computers located in the Learning Resource Centre, as well as computers for postgraduate students in the postgraduate centre. Every student has access to a printer in college, which can be connected to personal laptops.
Melissa, our friendly College librarian, is available part of the day to help with any queries.
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The library offers ample study space for Johnians, in a bright and quiet environment. For an alternative working space, Crossroads is the perfect place to work with friends. With its own kitchen, microwave and coffee machine it’s great for livers-out who still want to work in College, and don’t mind a bit more noise.