Brynmor Jones Library

at Brynmor Jones Library, The University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, Kingston upon Hull, HU6 7 United Kingdom

Brynmor Jones Library
Brynmor Jones Library, The University of Hull, Cottingham Rd
Kingston upon Hull HU6 7
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: +44 1482 465935


The Brynmor Jones Library is the main library at the University of Hull. In 1967 it was named after Sir Brynmor Jones who initiated research in the field of Liquid Crystals at Hull and became Head of the Department of Chemistry in 1947. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1956 to 1972.The building consists of two main sections, the older Art Deco style entrance and front section, built in the 1950s, which is five floors high and the newer extension, completed in 1970, which consists of eight floors plus a basement. The older section has two exterior bas-relief sculptures by Willi Soukop, one is of an owl, the other shows a human figure representing the light of knowledge and is positioned directly over the main entrance. The new section has views over the Humber with three lifts for student use and a fourth lift for staff. It contains over a million books, plus other reference materials, mainly for use by students at the university. There are also a large number of open access computers within the library which are connected to the University network. A swipe card is required for access and to take out books.The poet Philip Larkin served as Librarian here for thirty years from 1955 until his death in 1985.


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