The National Police Library is moving… and improving.
The National Police Library is relocating to the College of Policing's Ryton-on-Dunsmore site. We will close the current site, at Sunningdale Berkshire, on 14 October and the new library will open its doors in November 2016 (exact date to be confirmed).
From the new location the library will offer many new and improved services, in addition to those already available to members which will be introduced during the first months after reopening.
Out of hours access – A new swipe-card entry system will allow College staff and students attending courses at Ryton to gain access to the library even when it is unstaffed, making it more convenient than ever.
New training area – a new training area located within the Library can be booked by those wishing to host sessions.
eResource training – regular Library training on
eResources will take place in the training area within the new premises.
Increased research support – two Research Librarians will be available in the new year (2017) who will work on developing specialist search strategies for internal and external research projects, enabling the College to build the evidence base in policing. As well as the new Ryton site, a Research Librarian will also be available at our London premises.
Some library services will be affected during the relocation – please refer to the table below.
However, we will shortly launch a resource discovery service for use while the Library is closed. This will enable users to find information quickly online. We will contact Library members with further information once this service becomes available.
(last book requests 14 October )
Please contact us before your visit, so that security staff can be informed. You do not have to visit us in-person to use our services, we also provide extensive eResources, postal loans, document delivery and an enquiries service.
The Library is staffed during these times:
Students, staff and visiting police personnel can use the Library in the evenings by prior arrangement.
Currently the address of the library is;National Police Library,
College of Policing,
Our telephone number and email address will remain the same folloing the move of the library. The library's address changes in
National Police Library,
College of Policing,
Coventry CV8 3EN.
Telephone: 01256 602650