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Opening Hours  

The Health Library is open: 

  • 24 hours a day
  • 7 days a week

unless otherwise advertised


Health Library
Cardiff University
The Cochrane Building, University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
CF14 4YU

Additional information:
The Health Library is located on the ground, first and second floors of the Cochrane Building:

  • the ground floor is a Social Learning zone, for group discussions and general conversations;
  • the first floor contains an Open-Access computers zone: available for work-related discussions with colleagues; here you will also find books, journals, and the Enquiries desk;
  • the second floor features a Silent Study zone: this is reserved for those wishing to study in silence. Other parts of the second floor contain bookable group study rooms, plus additional open-access computers

Floor plan of library's collections and resources - click to enlarge

Health Library Floor Plan  285.6 Kb


  • Entrance between 7.15am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday; and 9am - 5pm, Saturday, is via the main entrance doors
  • Outside these hours, the building maintains swipe-card access; a Cardiff University or Library photo ID is required to gain admittance

Connect with us 

Phone: 029 2068 8137
Extension: From Heath Campus: 01798 88137 / Cathays Campus: 88137
Fax: 029 2068 8138

Library staff respond to face-to-face, telephone and email enquiries during these times:

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Staff contact details

Mrs Lindsay Roberts
Position: Medical Librarian
Telephone: 029 2068 8141

Ms Sally Earney
Position: Library Customer Services Manager
Telephone: 029 2068 8154 / 029 2087 9140

Mrs Elizabeth Gillen
Position: Subject Librarian
Telephone: 029 2068 8151

Ms Mari Ann Hilliar
Position: Subject Librarian
Telephone: 029 2068 8149

Miss Delyth Morris
Position: Subject Librarian
Telephone: 029 2068 8150

Mrs Angela Evans
Position: Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2068 8147

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Training sessions 

See what training sessions we offer on topics such as effective searching, information skills and using reference management software (eg Endnote) and social media, including Twitter.

We also have weekly drop-in searching clinics where you can ask for help with any questions you may have about how best to use the the range of databases and electronic journals you can access online.

Book a group study room 

To book a group study room, please complete the online form.


  • bookings can only be made for 2 hours;
  • consecutive bookings are not allowed.

For further information see the code of conduct.

Look for resources for your subject 

The subject resources pages on the intranet (log in required) are the starting point for your learning and research. Here you can access the key databases, electronic journals, internet resources and search tools for your subject.

Assistive technology 

See what specialist software and equipment is provided in the University's libraries and some IT rooms to assist disabled users.

Please ask for assistance if you have difficulty getting the books from the shelves.