Barrington Library

There has been a library at Shrivenham since 1946, and Barrington Library continues to provide a comprehensive, evolving range of services and resources in support of the research and education needs of the Cranfield Defence and Security community at the Defence Academy. Friendly, knowledgeable staff help customers navigate thousands of high-quality print and online resources in areas of defence acquisition, leadership, security and resilience, forensics, and defence technology. 

The library building offers a comfortable, technology-enabled environment with spaces for group collaboration, quiet individual study, and access to a unique classified collection of research and technical reports from industry and the defence sector. Visitors may also be interested in our modest collection of historical documents relating to the history of Shrivenham campus and the local area. 

Visit or browse online

Barrington Library welcomes visitors but due to security issues, visits are by appointment only. See our website for more information.

Contact us

Library catalogue

Barrington Library website

Russian Military Studies Centre