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About Us

Information about Library & Cultural Services.

About Us

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Library & Cultural Services at the University of Essex comprises 3 libraries located in Colchester, Loughton, and Southend with main services based at the Albert Sloman Library in Colchester, as well as the Art Exchange gallery, Lakeside Theatre and ESCALA & University Art Collections, all situated in Colchester. Our Library & Cultural Services teams are based across all three campuses in Colchester, Loughton, and Southend, and provide access to educational and research resources, high quality learning environments and specialist support in making the best use of information in all forms. With live chat, one-to-one slots to meet librarians, and 24/7 access to online resources, the Library is here to offer academic support to help you through your degree and beyond.

Our users, both staff and students, are at the centre of our services, and we work in partnership to develop and deliver world class library services for the University of Essex. The Library Advisory Group (LAG) invites users to have their say and help shape the future of the Library, and the outcomes of LAG meetings are considered by the our senior management team, and fed into future service developments.