The Barber Institute and its interiors have grade II listed status and has undergone very few alterations except for the provision of up to date IT facilities. The tables and chairs were designed by Gordon Russell. The Main Reading Room functions as a dedicated quiet study space.
Large Reading Room
Books in this room are for reference use in the library only. Please note some older reference books are still listed only in the Barber Fine Art Library Card catalogue which is to be found in this room. Please keep this room a place of quiet study.
Small Reading Room
Books in this room are available for loan and are mainly for student courses. You will also find some art exhibition catalogues, and previous years' dissertations from the History of Art Department.
Photocopying and printing
There is a colour and black and white photocopier in the Small Reading Room. There is one black and white printer connected to the networked pc. All printers and copiers operate via the charged printing system. Please ask library staff to credit your account at the desk.
Find out about photocopying and printing.
The library has two pcs. One is dedicated to the library catalogue and the other is a networked pc which requires your ADF details to log in.
The networked pc is connected to a scanner and is equipped with scanning software.