The library is an open study space with a reading room next door, open 24/7. Run by our dedicated librarian, Michelle Austin, and her team of student staff members, it holds over 8,000 books for the exclusive use of members of Hatfield, which can be very useful when there is competition for books from the main library. Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks, and then they can be renewed unless recalled by someone else. The collection includes a recreational reading section, reference books, daily newspapers and photocopying facilities. Students can also make requests to the college librarian to buy specific books that they need but are otherwise difficult to get hold of.