Library and IT

Students in university library

We've made sure that our campus libraries are packed full of the equipment and resources you need.

Our friendly and expert ARU library staff are always on hand to offer guidance and support.

We have a team of subject librarians who not only provide a comprehensive programme of study and information skills training, they also work closely with our tutors and tailor services to meet your needs.

You can make use of our handy self-service facilities too - including borrowing, returning and reserving books, and photocopying.

We've a huge online collection of e-journals, e-books and databases, and they're all available 24/7.

During semesters, our campus libraries in Cambridge and Chelmsford stay open 24 hours during main assessment periods and in each library you'll find a significant collection of course-relevant materials. There are plenty of study spaces, including group work zones, silent study areas, multimedia playback, networked PCs, wireless connectivity, and standard IT applications.

And, while our library in Peterborough is a little smaller, if you're studying there you won't miss out. In the Reading Room you'll find spaces for quiet individual study and networked PCs, with comfortable areas for group work spread throughout the University House building. You'll have access to e-books and other online resources for your course via your reading list.

All in all, we have everything you need to make your study time with us as enjoyable and as easy as possible.

The best part of my study is my access to a large database of research materials from the library and access to world renowned databases such as the IEEE, Wiley and a host of others
Anglia Ruskin student

For more information visit our library website.

IT services for ARU students

Whether you're studying remotely or on campus, you'll have access to Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Adobe Photoshop CS6 as standard. We also have a number of Mac and PC suites on our campuses that are equipped with the latest software.

If you're studying a creative course in our Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, you'll have use of Adobe Creative Cloud software.