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.

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.

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

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, for study and reference purposes. Please contact us in advance of your visit to arrange access.