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 American University 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.
Chiswick Park campus library
Tel: 020 8332 8210
Kensington facility library
(until January 2023)
Tel: 020 8059 6407
Please contact us in advance of your visit to confirm opening hours.
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
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.
During our transition phase to our new campus in Chiswick, access to the library is very limited for visitors. Please contact us in advance to discuss whether we are able to accommodate your visit. Unfortunately any visitors without an appointment may be turned away at this time.