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Senghennydd Library



Senghennydd Library Contact Details

Phone: 029 2087 4158
Extension: Cathays Campus: 74158 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74158
Senghennydd Library

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:

21-23 Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG

The Senghennydd Library is located on the ground floor of the Maths and Centre for Lifelong Learning Building on Senghennydd Road next to the Sherman Theatre.

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.


  • Located on both the ground and the first floor of the Senghennydd Building with a ramp provided at the entrance of the building
  • Lift access to the first floor of the library is available via the fire doors on the first floor corridor
  • The library information desk is at low-level and there is wheelchair access to all the book and journal shelves. Staff will retrieve books if required, please ask for assistance
  • Disabled badge-holders may park on the double yellow lines on Senghennydd Road
  • Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor


Mrs Helen Staffer

Position:Library Customer Services Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5686Extension: 75686


Mr Andrew Blackmore

Position:Subject Librarian - English Literature / Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies / Continuing & Professional Education
Telephone: Bute: 029 2087 0796 / Senghennydd: 029 2087 4158Extension: Bute: 70796 / Senghennydd: 74158


Ms Luisa Tramontini

Position:Subject Librarian - Modern Languages / Politics
Telephone: 029 2087 5691Extension: Cathays Campus: 75691 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 75691


Miss Cathy Parker

Position:Assistant Subject Librarian - College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Telephone: 029 2087 5418 (Trevithick) / 029 2087 5630 (Senghennydd)Extension: Cathays campus: 75418 / 75630 Heath Park campus: 01798 75418


Mrs Linda Davies

Position:Library Team Leader - College of Physical Sciences and Engineering. Subject Librarian Computer Science / Maths
Telephone: 029 2087 5703Extension: Cathays Campus: 75703 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 75703



Mrs Sue Elias

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 4158Extension: Cathays Campus: 74158 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74158


Mrs Pauline Hurford

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 4158Extension: Cathays Campus: 74158 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74158


Opening hours 

Normal Semester Dates 2015/16 (including both May Bank Holidays) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday8.45 to 21.30
Saturday10.00 to 17.30
Christmas Recess 2015/16 Opening Hours
Monday 14th to Friday 18th December8.45 to 17.00
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th DecemberClosed
Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd December8.45 to 17.00
Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd JanuaryClosed
Monday 4th January onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Easter Recess 2016 Opening Hours
Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March8.45 to 17.00
Friday 25th  to Monday 28th MarchClosed
Tuesday 29th March onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Summer Recess 2016 (Saturday 13th June to Sunday 18th September) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday8.45 to 17.00
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed

Further information

The Senghennydd Library provides information services for the School of Mathematics and the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the School of Modern Languages

The library houses the main collections of books and journals in Mathematics, Lifelong Learning and Modern Languages. The Lifelong Learning and Modern Languages collections are located on the ground floor. The Mathematics collections are located on the first floor.

Within the library is the Languages for All Hub, an area dedicated to independent language learning. The hub has six PCs with headsets, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, tables and comfortable seating. It also houses a wide selection of DVDs and magazines in languages other than English.