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Information for visitors

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'.