The library and computer room are both located on the 1st floor of the Hamilton Building on the Silwood Park campus. The library specialises in ecology, evolution, biodiversity, conservation, plant and animal biology, and entomology, reflecting the requirements of Silwood’s researchers and postgraduate students.

In addition to a collection of textbooks to support taught courses, loan copies of MSc theses by past Silwood students are also available. The library also covers a range of related subjects in agriculture, life sciences and environmental sciences.

The journal collection (which is mainly in electronic format) has many highly cited titles in the field of life sciences. Many of the electronic journals, databases and e-books can also be accessed remotely.

Computers are available for students to use in the library, and as there is wireless connection available students own laptops can be used in the library.

Next door to the library there is a large computer room containing 44 College PCs and printers for the use of all students, as well as areas where personal laptop computers may be plugged in.

The computer room is open 24 hours a day.


Opening hours:

The library is open 24 hours a day and is accessible via swipe card.

It is staffed between 10.00-17.00 Monday to Friday but this is subject to change at short notice.

Christmas 2023
Friday 23 December 13.00 - Monday 2 January closed


Phone: 020 7594 2461