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We are always happy to hear from you, whether you need help finding a reference, using a resource, or would like to suggest how we can change our services to make your life easier.​

Get in touch!

T: +44 (0) 1793 785743 
F: +44 (0) 1793 785555 

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A full list of staff is available from the side bar on the left. Looking for staff from the Kings Norton Library or the Management Information and Resource Centre (MIRC)?


Returning books by post?

To return items you have borrowed by post (registered post only please), please send them to:

Barrington Library,
Cranfield University,
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom,
Shrivenham, SN6 8LA.


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Want to visit?

Barrington Library welcomes official visitors but, due to security issues, visits are by appointment only.

To request a visit please contact us and tell us why you would like to visit us.

Before you visit, we recommend you search our Barrington Library Catalogue to see what we stock.


Join the Library

CDS staff and students are automatically entitled to use the Barrington Library. Membership and access is also available upon request for:

  • JSCSC members
  • MoD and serving UK service personnel
  • Cranfield University staff and students
  • General public: due to security restrictions, temporary access is judged on an individual basis

Alumni should use the Alumni Library Online service.

Access to and use of the Library Reports Section is governed by regulations issued by the Defence Academy.

Note: access to online resources is available only in the Library building for resources with licenses which cover 'walk in access'.