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Bute Library Contact Details

Phone: 029 2087 4611
Extension: Cathays Campus: 74611 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74611

Information Services
Cardiff University
PO Box 430
CF24 0DE

Additional information:

The address given above is the postal address for this library.

The location of the library is:

Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB


The Bute Library is situated on the first floor of the Bute Building on King Edward VII Avenue.


Access the Bute & Architecture Library Blog

A floor plan of the Bute Library can be viewed here. A floor plan of the Architecture Library can be viewed here. Visit the Cardiff University Library News Blog.

Book a group study room online!

Book a group study room online by completing the online booking form (Cardiff University username and password required). 


  • bookings can only be made for a maximum of 2 hours
  • consecutive bookings are not allowed

All room bookings are subject to our general Code of Conduct. Please note, other local policies may apply in some rooms.


  • Situated on the first floor of the Bute Building
  • An adjacent lift provides access from the ground floor and lower ground floor
  • Two reserved disabled parking spaces are provided in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users
  • An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing
  • Low-level library catalogue terminals are available
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance


Mrs Helen Staffer

Position:Site Librarian - Bute, Architecture, Senghennydd. Subject Librarian - Mathematics.
Telephone: Bute: 029 2087 5988 / Senghennydd: 029 2087 5630Extension: Bute: 75988 / Senghennydd: 75630

Ms Rebecca Mogg

Position:Senior Subject Librarian - Academic Liaison
Rebecca Mogg
Telephone: 029 2087 5290Extension: Cathays Campus: 75290 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 75290

Ms Sarah Nicholas

Position:Subject Librarian - Architecture
Sarah Nicholas
Telephone: 029 2087 0796Extension: Cathays Campus: 70796 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 70796

Ms Sarah Puzey

Position:Subject Librarian - Social Sciences / Planning and Geography
Sarah Puzey
Telephone: 029 2087 0796Extension: Cathays Campus: 70796 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 70796

Mr Andrew Blackmore

Position:Subject Librarian - Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies / Lifelong Learning
Telephone: Bute: 029 2087 0796 / Senghennydd: 029 2087 4158Extension: Bute: 70796 / Senghennydd: 74158

Mrs Zoe Young

Position:Subject Librarian - Optometry and Pharmacy. Works: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Zoe Young
Telephone: Bute: 029 2087 0796 / Law Library: 029 2087 4971Extension: Bute: 70796 / Law Library: 74971

Ms Catherine Borwick

Position:Subject Librarian - Optometry and Pharmacy. Works: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Cath Borwick
Telephone: Bute: 029 2087 0796 / Law Library: 029 2087 4971Extension: Bute: 70796 / Law Library: 74971

Mrs Jean Bool

Position:Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 4611 Extension: Cathays Campus: 74611 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74611

Opening Hours 

Summer Recess 2015* (Monday 22nd June to Sunday 20th September Opening Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday8.45 to 17.00
Thursday8.45 to 20.00
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed



Further information

The library collection is arranged as follows:

North corridor

  • Planning and Geography books and journals

South corridor

  • Journalism and Media Studies books and journals
  • Newspapers
  • Social Sciences books
  • Photocopy collection

Entrance area

  • Daily newspapers
  • Laptop lounge
  • Reference collection
  • Pharmacy books
  • Pharmacy journals

Entrance Area Gallery

  • Planning statistics
  • Abstracts and Indexes
  • Examination papers
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Theses and dissertations arranged alphabetically by author

The following special collections are available in Bute Library:


The library subscribes to all British national daily and weekend newspapers as well as the Western Mail and South Wales Echo. These are held for one year in the Newspaper Room in the South corridor.

Online versions of these and many other newspapers are available through the Nexis service.

Bute Library also has the archive of the Observer (1900 - 2002) and the Daily Express (1974-1978) available on microfilm.

Those titles not available on campus can be accessed at British Library Newspapers in London, which is the national archive of British and overseas newspapers. As it is not possible to view these newspapers online from the British Library a personal visit will be necessary.

Osman Collection

The Osman Collection is named after Colin Osman, long-time Editor of Creative Camera and associate of Tom Hopkinson when he was editor of the South African journal, Drum. His collection of historic magazines, books, sound-recordings and photojournalism was acquired by the Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media Research to form the basis of its research archive. For further details, see The Osman Collection.

Bute Graphic Services 

Located on the ground floor of the Bute Building. Staff offer a number of services which include:

  • Colour printing /scanning up to A0
  • Laminating up to A0
  • Soft binding
  • Stationery/stamps.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm (closed for lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm).

Tel: 029 2087 5985

More information available from Graphic Services.

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