Welcome to all our new students! We support all the students and staff at CDS. We are looking forward to meeting you all soon, in person or online.

Getting started

You have a lot of information to absorb during your first weeks at Cranfield.

The Library staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have. You will meet your Information Specialist during your induction. They understand your area of study and will show you how to access and use our resources.

We are available online every weekday from 9am-5pm to help you when you need us. If we can’t answer your questions quickly by telephone or email, then we will arrange a time for a video call with you.


Use our website to access our databases, eJournals and eBooks, and to find details of our printed collection. Library Search is a great place to start, because it allows you to search across our printed collection and a broad selection of our online databases. We recommend you search specific databases individually when you need to find more targeted content relevant to your particular subject.

You can access nearly all our online resources from anywhere using your University network username and password.

Go to our website

Using the Library building

You are welcome to use Barrington Library to study, but you will need to book your seat in advance. You can also our click and collect service to borrow items from our print collection, and we are happy to post them to you if you are studying part-time or online and live more than 10 miles away from the site. Find out more about these bookable services

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You can also ask us questions and get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or call +44 (0) 1973 785743.

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