The Library is in six sections:
The Main Library is held on open shelves on the first floor; partly books directly relevant to current University coursework, and partly books of general interest, including novels.
The Cannington Law Library also on the first floor, behind a glass partition, contains law books, journals and periodicals.
The Old Library is in the Archives room (behind a secure glass partition on the ground floor) and contains books belonging to the College before World War One. The oldest book belonging to the Library dates from 1517 but the oldest on site is the Spectator of 1711. The more valuable books, including a number of publications from the English Civil War period (one being an original edition of Hobbes’ Leviathan), are in the Rare Books section of the University Library.
The Pauline Collection, also on the ground floor in the Archives room, includes:
The Positive Education Collection, on the ground floor. For Positive Education, see here.
Reference and Textbooks, also shelved on the ground floor.
St Paul’s has its own Local Area Network, allowing men to share files and make use of the Computer Room printer. Access to the LAN, the University Intranet and the Internet is via the network connection in each room.
File backup is provided through the use of the LAN fileserver, to ensure important documents are not lost.
Computers must be equipped with an Ethernet card (modem access is not possible) and must run virus software provided by the College.
8 computers in the Computer Room are connected to the College’s network and require users to log-on using their College user name and PIN.
Men can access the network printers (colour as well as black and white) from any computer connected to the network.
Scanning facilities are provided.
The College Archives are also housed in the Mansfield Library.