Pilkington Library, Loughborough University


The Pilkington Library was officially opened by Lord Pilkington on the 19th December 1980.

The Library covers 9,161 square metres over four floors with 1375 study places, including 200 workstations. It has over 500,000 books; 90,000 bound serials and access to approximately 30,000 e- journals. Its has 87 members of staff; 55 full-time equivalents (32 full-time; 55 part-time).

The Library welcomes outside visitors during opening hours. Please note that children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission to outside users is subject to occupancy limits at peak times.



Contact Email:
01509 222360

Past Events

Mon 30th November, 2015

LU Arts presents: 'My Landmark' [Until December 20th]

LU Arts presents: 'My Landmark' [Until December 20th]

30th November to 20th December 2015 @ Pilkington Library, Loughborough University

Loughborough University is collaborating with photographer Liz Hingley as part of  ‘My Landmark’, a project designed to create links between British and Chinese students. Read More »

Wed 1st October, 2014

Rachel Jacobs: The Prediction Machine [Until October 15th]

Rachel Jacobs: The Prediction Machine [Until October 15th]

1st October to 15th October 2014 @ Pilkington Library, Loughborough University

The Prediction Machine is a cross between an end-of-the-pier fortune telling machine, a TV weather forecast and the Tardis from Doctor Who. The machine uses the meteorological data to print out pred.. Read More »


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