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General Library Guide: Avery Hill Library Tour

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AH Library Tour


Please use this guide to explore our library.  Avery Hill Library is located on the ground floor of the Library and Health Sciences Building  It is divided into 3 connected sections: The main section known as the Library and Health Sciences Building and the Ground floors of GREY and FRY buildings.  All books are in the Library and Health Sciences Building.

We have three campus libraries, with stock to support all the subjects taught at the University. We have nearly 132,000 printed books, 70 current print journal titles, more than 950,000 electronic journals and over 18,000 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 tour

The tour takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Click on the arrow to the right of this text box to move on to the next section

Go back at any time using the the arrow on the left hand side.


Library Turnstiles

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

Please go through the turnstiles and click "Library Welcome Desk" to begin the tour.

Library Welcome Desk

The Library Health Sciences Building is open 8am-9pm weekdays and 9am-5pm at weekends.

If you need any assistance, come to the Welcome Desk, where a member of staff is available to help you 8am-5pm weekdays and 9am-5pm at weekends.

All in one Self Issue and Return Machines

This is a quick and easy way to borrow and return your books.
To borrow, tap your card on the machine and place your books on the space indicated under the screen.
To return, place your books on the space indicated under the screen.  Once the books are returned place them through the hole in the wall.

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.

Reservation Shelves

Using LibrarySearch, you can place reservations on items stocked at another campus libraries or if there are no available copies. You will receive an email when they are ready for collection.

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

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The Printers

We have 2 High performance multi-function devices (MFDs) which can be used for printing, photocopying and scanning, one located in the Library Health Sciences Building the other in Fry.

Food and Drink

Cold food and drinks are allowed in all parts of the library EXCEPT in the SILENT ROOM located in Grey Building.

A water fountain and two vending machines are located in the Library and Health Sciences Building opposite to the turnstiles. 



There are male, female and accessible toilets in the Health Sciences Building  near the vending machines (opposite to the Welcome desk).  We also have gender neutral toilets and accessible toilets in Fry and Grey. 

Bookable Study Rooms

We have 6 group study rooms: 4 in Fry and 2 in Grey.
The rooms are of various sizes and contain a range of technologies.

Silent Study Rooms

Our Silent Study Rooms are located on the ground floor of Grey building and are reserved for silent study only with strictly no talking and no food.

The Academic Skills Hub

You can book an appointment for 1:1 support and advice from your Academic Subject Librarian or Academic Skills Tutor
You can find information about the Academic Support team at Meet the Team

Computers and IT support

You can log on to the computers with your Greenwich username and password. 

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

Contact IT Services for help with printing, setting up your Wi-Fi (eduroam), your university email account and much more:

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

Explore beyond the library


There are 12 computers in the Dome. 
This has been reduced to allow for social distancing

Social Media
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You have reached the end of Avery Hill Library tour. For further information about our services, explore our LibGuides.


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