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Robert Sainsbury Library

The Robert Sainsbury Library supports the research and teaching needs of the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) and the University.  Also referred to as the SRU Library, it is a specialised library in the indigenous arts and material culture of Africa, the Pacific Region and the Americas.  It includes some material on related areas, e.g. South East Asia (particularly Indonesia), and related subjects, e.g. anthropology, archaeology, religion, and museum studies.  It  holds ca 20,000 volumes, AV collections and a range of journals which complement those held in the UEA Library (the Main Library).

It is located within the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA), on the UEA campus, adjacent to the main gallery or ‘living area’.  Works relating to the objects in the gallery collections are also held.

In addition to borrowing rights for all UEA staff and students, members of the public are welcome to use the Library for reference purposes.


Term time opening hours


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30 – 17.00
Tuesday, Thursday   9.30 – 19.00
Saturday, Sunday    Closed


Vacation opening hours


Monday – Friday 9.30 – 13.00 ; 14.00 – 17.00
Saturday, Sunday    Closed



Please note that vacation hours may vary. See Opening Hours for latest details.

View opening times of Main Library.

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