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General Library Guide: Stockwell Street Library Tour

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Stockwell Street Library Tour

Welcome to Stockwell Street Library

Please use this guide to explore the key locations on the ground floor, then go beyond and discover what else we have to offer. Stockwell Street Library has five floors and most books are on the basement, first and second floors. The tour takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can also download this tour as a zip file.
We have three campus libraries, with stock to support all the subjects taught at the University. We have nearly 131,000 printed books, more than 72,000  journals and over 500.000 e-books. We also provide access to a huge number of electronic databases, which may be used to search for information in books, journals and other publications. Our electronic resources are available to users both on and off campus.

How to navigate this guide

Every stage of your tour will contain at least one photo or video, and a short description about where you are and what you are looking at, plus additional information. Use the arrows to the left and right of the images to move through the pages of the tour.

Library Turnstiles

Your Greenwich Gateway ID card is also your Library card. You need it to get in and out of the building, to borrow books and to photocopy, scan and print.


Food and Drink

Cold food and drinks are allowed in the basement, ground floor and first floor. There is also a vending machine on the ground floor for hot drinks.

Please proceed to the Library Welcome Desk  in the next slide to begin the tour.


Library Welcome Desk

Come to the Library Welcome Desk if you need any assistance. We are here from 11am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Whilst you are standing at the Library Welcome Desk, you are approached by one of our Academic Subject Librarians, Vik and one of our Academic Skills Tutors, Mike. Move to the next slide to hear what they have to say!


Meet the Academic Support Team


Sharon Perera

Sharon is the Academic Support Team Manager, she leads the team of Librarians and Academic Skills Tutors who offer workshops, drop-in and 1to1 sessions to support your learning throughout the year.


Vik Chauhan

Vik is the Academic Services Librarian for law, criminology, history, politics and social science, as well as literature, language and theatre.


Mike Alsford

Mike is an Academic Skills Tutor. He holds workshops and individual appointments online.

You can find information about the rest of the Academic Support team at Meet the Team

IT Help Desk

IT support staff are available to help you with basic queries. Contact IT Services for additional help with printing, setting up your Wi-Fi (eduroam), your university email account and much more:

Download the University of Greenwich app. to get quick access to services such as Moodle, your timetable and PC availability, on your mobile.

The Self-Issue Machines

This is a quick and easy way to borrow books, as you can take them all out at once. Just tap your card on the machine and place all of your books on on the space indicated under the screen.

Students can borrow up to 40 books at a time. Books will be issued for either 4 weeks, or 7 days, they will renew automatically unless reserved by another user.

The Book Returns Machines

Return your books here during building opening hours.


The Reservation Area

You can place reservations on items using LibrarySearch that are currently unavailable. You will receive an email when they are ready for collection.

You can reserve up to 10 books at any one time.

Lapsafe Loanable Laptops

We have over 50 laptops available to borrow and use on campus. Use your card to issue and return these laptops.

The Printers

Here are our printers, also known as Multi-Functional Devices or MFDs. You can print, photocopy and scan on any floor of the Library, except the third.


Our plotter, which is on the 1st floor, can print in colour on paper sizes A2, A1 and A0.

  • You can check printing prices on the university website.
  • Next to the plotter there is also a large-format scanner.


There are male, female and accessible toilets located on all floors.

Water Fountains

Water fountains are located on all floors.



We have two lifts in the library.


Well done! You have finished the Library tour on the ground floor. The Library has more to offer. Explore further with the next couple of slides.

Bookable Group Study Rooms

We have 9 group study rooms at the back of the 1st and 2nd floor. The rooms are of various sizes and contain a range of technologies.


We also have 3 bookable glass pods for two person occupancy.


You can log on to the computers and printers with your Greenwich username and password. We have over 250 Windows PCs and Apple iMacs.

eduroam Wi-Fi is available across campus including the library. Find out how to connect on the university website.

Explore Further


The Postgraduate Research Study Room: Third floor.

The Academic Skills Hub: Third floor

Services offered by the Academic Support Team are available both face to face and online. You can book an appointment for 1:1 support and advice from your Academic Subject Librarian or Academic Skills Tutor

Explore Beyond The Library

Did you know there are other study space available outside the library?



You have reached the end of the Stockwell Street Library tour. For further information about our services, explore our LibGuides.

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