Aldham Robarts Library

Our facilities

School of Humanities and Social Science

The School's facilities

Housed within a former nunnery, our facilities are unique.

Based within the John Foster Building, a former nunnery, the School of Humanities and Social Science has many outstanding facilities, including well-equipped IT Suites, a light-filled Student Common Room and dedicated postgraduate study areas.

Our facilities

Aldham Robarts Library

At the back of the John Foster Building is the Aldham Robarts Library, which gives access to an exceptional range of materials to support the study of humanities and social science.


The Aldham Robarts Library and the courtyard of the John Foster Building.

Special Collections and Archives

In partnership with Liverpool John Moores University Library Services, the School of Humanities and Social Science have made significant investments in a range of Special Collections and Archives, including the Willy Russell Archive, and Punch and the Victorian Periodical Press Collection. These form part of the wealth of resources available to both our undergraduates and our postgraduates.

Former chapel

The John Foster Building was a former nunnery and the buildings chapel provides a particularly beautiful setting for teaching, film screenings and other gatherings.