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About Abertay

The Bernard King Library


Our multi-award winning library building provides a mix of learning environments to meet different student needs, be it a quiet, individual study space or a group study room equipped with a plasma screen for team working, discussion or practising a presentation.

Almost 50% of the 503 study spaces have a networked PC to provide the flexibility to work online alongside traditional print resources and full Wii-Fi coverage gives students the option of using their own tablet or laptop.  The library is well stocked with over 126,000 books which can be accessed during the long opening hours while over 32,000 electronic journal titles and 175,000+ e-books, can be used online, anywhere and anytime.  

To help you study successfully our staff will support your development of key skills in finding, evaluating, using and managing information, and help you learn and work in a digital environment. All students are offered formal or informal information skills training at various points during their studies, to help you find and present ideas and information in your coursework, and we also offer a range of workshops and drop-in sessions.

Last but not least, the Library houses the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) which provides a ‘one stop shop’ for students who require help and advice about any aspect of University life.  SEZ can be especially useful if you are not sure where to go or who to ask when you need information or have a problem.  Our friendly and knowledge staff will be able to help you with many types of requests immediately. But if more specialist support is required we will put you in direct contact with a member of staff or team who can. If SEZ doesn’t know the answer, we will know someone who does!

Library Services
Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG

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