Finding your way around the Hugh Owen Library


Introducing the Library Floor Map

We have launched a new map and library guide to help you navigate the Hugh Owen Library and locate your books and other resources on the shelves.

Browse the map online at to find out what’s where, get more information about library resources and spaces and familiarise yourself with the layout – never get lost again!

The Library Floor Map is integrated with Primo, the library catalogue. When you’re viewing your item in Primo, click the Library Floormap link to open the map and the shelves where your item is located will be highlighted.

We are interested in your feedback

The Library FloorMap is a new resource, and we need your feedback to let us know how we could make it as helpful as possible for our users. Let us know here or by emailing

Welcome Megan!

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I distinctly remember the pride I felt when I was given my first junior library card, several decades later and libraries are still a pivotal part of my life. Being able to work in the very library that helped me graduate is still a ‘pinch-me’ moment! Outside of reading I also enjoy gardening, running and knitting.   


Introducing: Database Search

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Database Search functionality on Primo – the library catalogue, which has replaced the A-Z of Electronic Resources page.

Our new Database Search page is fully integrated within our main library search tool and can be found at the top of Primo, so no need to remember any separate URLs.

The new Database Search is divided up into different subjects so you can browse resources applicable to your course. Alternatively, you can search by key terms and draw results from the whole of the collection.

Each resource comes with a brief description so you can explore how each one might benefit your studies.

Find the new search feature here.