The Library is open to students who are currently living in London and would like to access the facilities for personal study and the collection of books and other resources. For access, all students must book a slot ahead of time and we will carefully monitor the numbers of students on campus, to ensure social distancing is always possible.
Before accessing the Library you must book your slot and follow this guidance:
- Ensure that you have taken a COVID test no more than 72 hours before you plan to be on campus. You will be asked to show proof of a negative result when you enter campus. You can book your free test here.
- Please book a time slot in advance, there is limited capacity to ensure social distancing.
While on campus:
- Arrive through the main entrance.
- Do the temperature check on arrival.
- Show security your negative COVID test when entering.
- Wear a face covering in all public spaces and when moving around the library.
- Follow the one-way systems set in place, keeping 2 metres distance.
- Use the hand sanitiser stations around campus.
About the library
You will find the beautiful old Tate Library reading room and an open study area on the ground floor, and our bright and modern first floor is a flexible study space arranged for you to work in a way that suits you.
Bookable study rooms let you work together on projects and presentations, while you will also find spaces to work in silence or quietly with others.
The library has wi-fi and lots of power points on both floors for you to use your tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. There are PCs and networked full-colour printer-copiers for producing your work.
A resource room with adjustable working space and a computer fitted with assistive software is available for students needing greater accessibility, and a dedicated Student Support Librarian is on hand to assist you with any study needs you may have.
You can search and borrow from our extensive collections of books across the range of subjects taught at Regent's - business and management, psychotherapy and psychology, film and performing arts, fashion and design, and the humanities. Our collections cover the reading lists for your courses, and also offer a wider range of academic and professional titles for you to explore.
The library’s DVD collection of classic and modern feature films, documentaries and television box sets supports those studying film and drama, and is also available for everyone to borrow.
You’ll find print journals and newspapers in a range of languages to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in your area, and dissertations by previous students for when you start to plan your own. Including:
- 40,000 print books
- 59,000 ebooks
- 60,000 ejournals
- 3,500 DVDs
- 100 print journals and magazines
- 50 databases
Our inductions, academic liaison librarians, study guides, and tailored skills sessions also provide all our users with invaluable support and help in making the most out of our resources. We are a welcoming environment for your study, whatever your academic interests. To find out more, contact us, or ask any of our library staff.
Search the Library’s collections with RULDiscovery. Please note that a Regent’s username and password are required.