The Drill Hall Library holds a vast range of physical and electronic resources to help with your studies. Some of these can be found on the shelves and others are available electronically through the internet.
There are around 130,000 books in our collection. Most of these are on the shelves in the Quiet and Silent Study Zones, and are in numerical order according to the number on the spine of the book (shelfmark). The numbers are taken from the Dewey Decimal system, which is used by many libraries. If you haven’t used a library before these numbers can be confusing – try using our Guide to the Dewey Decimal System.
As well as the main collection, there are some special collections of books, all in the Group Study Zone. The law library is here, along with collections of books on health and wellbeing (eg exercise, diet and stress management), popular fiction and the local area. These books are available to all library users.
We also have DVDs (near the fiction), newspapers (near the Archibald Hay Mess), maps (between the Quiet and Silent Study Zones - see the map collection guide for more information) and music CDs (near the books on music) available.