Welcome to all our new students! We are looking forward to meeting you soon.
You will find the Kings Norton Library building in the centre of the Cranfield campus. It is open from 9am until 8pm every weekday, and 1-5pm at weekends.
You have a lot of information to absorb during your first weeks at Cranfield! You can find an overview of our services on our website depending on whether you are a Master’s student or a research student.
Your information specialist
You will meet your Information Specialist during your induction period. They are your main point of contact when you need help using the resources in the library. They know your Course Director and the modules you are undertaking, and they understand your area of study.
The majority of our resources (databases, eJournals and eBooks) are available on our website, so you can access them 24/7 from anywhere using your University network username and password.
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.
The Kings Norton Library offers a variety of group, individual and silent study areas – please look out for the signs to make sure you are sitting in the right area! There is also a large PC Hub on the ground floor, which is very popular.
Talk to us!
If you have any questions about using library services in general, please contact us by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will reply to you as soon as possible – 9am–8pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9am-5pm on Fridays. There are a team of staff working online to help you. If we can’t answer your question quickly by email we will arrange a time for a telephone or video call with you, whichever you prefer.
There is also a Welcome Desk on the first floor of the Library. Please ask the staff on this Desk if you need more general help using the building; for example, help finding a book on the shelf, using the self-service machines, printing or photocopying, booking a seminar room for group work etc.