Hunter Street Library


The present Hunter Street Library occupies the area where the University Library was originally established in 1975, together with an extension which was opened in July 1997. The main floor of the original Library was once the barracks of the Royal Bucks Hussars. Some of the beams have inscriptions dating from the early 19th century. The 1997 extension provided a new entrance for the Library next to the Anthony de Rothschild Building.

Subject coverage

The main subject areas are: Accounting, Business, Economics, History, Politics, Language, Literature. The Library also has a collection of DVDs to support courses in various subjects, such as Film Studies and Literature. The former Language Library is now part of the main collection, and largely integrated with it. The general loan language books (those with the “Lan” prefix to the shelf number) are in the Comino Trust Room.

Outline of classification scheme:


070 Journalism200 Religion
300 Sociology320 Politics
330 Economics350 Government
400 Language380 Commerce
700 Art650 Business
900 History800 Literature