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Templeman Library Development

The development will extend, refurbish and refresh the Templeman Library to create a leading 21st century facility at the centre of the Canterbury campus.


Templeman Development


What's new in the Templeman Library?

You now need to enter the Library through entrances in Templeman West or Templeman East; there is no internal access between West and East. The central core of the Library is closed for about a year as the next stage of development begins.

Since the summer some books, journals and services have moved. Most services are available in both sides of the building: help points, PCs and laptops, borrow & renew and self-return kiosks, printers, and print credit machines.

Templeman West has more than 500 study spaces, a new café, lecture theatre and exhibition area. The Core Text Collection and Loan Desk are here.

Templeman East has quiet and silent PC rooms, social study space and group study rooms.

Check which side of the building has the service or classmark you need – West or East:

Plan your visit

Plan your library visit before you go!  We'll be tweeting updates @UKCLibraryIT #planyourvisit

Virtual Tour of the New Templeman Library

Take a 2-minute tour to see what the new extended Templeman Library will look like, inside and out, when finished. Enjoy!


Extend: create 512 new study spaces; new exhibition space; 250 seat lecture theatre; eight seminar rooms and Special Collections archive.

Refurbish: install new windows and facade to the existing building; double the size of the cafe; provide improved group and individual study and additional postgraduate space.

Refresh: provide more power to study desks; refresh the flooring, lighting and signage.


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Last Updated: 24/05/2017