Library – Richmond University


Campus Library and Resources

Our libraries are at the heart of your university life where the ‘studying’ part of uni takes place – so that’s why we’re open late during semester and even later at exam times.

They give you a creative study environment with a range of library resources and services, all designed to meet your needs.

The aim of the University library is to support the educational mission and social development of Richmond: the American International University in London by providing and promoting bibliographical, physical and intellectual access to resources appropriate to the current and anticipated teaching, learning and research of the University’s community.

In return all members of the University must conform to Library Policy regarding access to and use of Library Facilities and Resources. The Library maintains secure electronic records of your current and past loans, fines history and University contact details, please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about data protection and privacy.

Taylor Library, Richmond Campus
Tel: 020 8332 8210

Library in Atlantic House, Kensington Campus
Tel: 020 7368 8510

Opening Hours
Please contact us in advance of your visit to confirm opening hours.

Library Portal

Our Library Portal gives you easy access to all the library resources you need to support your studies. Take a look at our subject guides or use Library Searches to find books, journal articles and other resources for your subject.

You will have to LogIn to your account to access it.

Library Conference Room

Available for meetings and students project presentations.

Booking request should be sent by email or contact by phone.

What can you do in our libraries?

  • Access print and electronic library resources
  • Access video, audio and images online
  • Use IT facilities including print, copy and scan
  • Borrow books, DVDs and equipment
  • Get support at the helpdesk
  • Attend study skills workshops and one-to-one meetings
  • Get refreshments and take a break from your work


When you have filled in your form please press the submit button to forward your request to the library.

Copyright digital request form
The Digital Copy you are requesting will be made under the terms of the CLA Licence and will be posted onto Blackboard for the course you have indicated. Students on this course are allowed to:

  • Access and download a copy;
  • Print out a copy.

This Digital Copy is for use only in connection with the Course of Study indicated. You may retain a copy after the end of the course, but strictly for your own personal use.

If you need to obtain permission to use someone else’s work in teaching (outside the terms of the CLA licence) you can use the template below.
All copies (including electronic copies) should include the Copyright Notice and shall be destroyed and/or deleted if and when required by the University.

Except as provided for by copyright law, no further copying, storage or distribution (including by e-mail) is permitted without the consent of the copyright holder. The author (which term includes artists and other visual creators) has moral rights in the work and neither staff nor students may cause, or permit, the distortion, mutilation or other modification of the work, or any derogatory treatment of it, which would be prosecuted by law.

Library recommendation form
This form should be used to recommend books or DVDs that you wish the library to purchase for academic purposes.

Inter-Library Loan request form
This form should be used to request a loan from the British Library of either a journal article or book that you need for private study, non-commercial research, or for classroom use.

Please fill in as much of the form as possible. The more information you provide, the more chance the British Library will have to match your request.

Please fill in a new copy of the form for each individual title you are requesting.

Electronic resources

You can access our excellent range of electronic library resources wherever you’re working. We have a growing selection of e-books, and we try to provide both print and electronic versions of all recommended texts.

Help with using library resources
You’ll receive training to help you develop information literacy skills – finding, evaluating and using information in your academic work.

During opening hours you can get expert help and advice from our staff, whether you’re working on or off campus.


If you’re not a Richmond University student or a member of staff, you can still use our libraries during our opening hours.