Welcome to the Library for the 2014-15 academic year
Over the summer there has been considerable investment in the ground floor of the library. This has included an increase in the number of study spaces, an increase in provision of power sockets and network points for laptops, journals being made more accessible, improved lighting, and the addition of a display area for student art.
What the Library has to offer
The library is a combination of study space and social space, where you can study in groups or simply come to find a quiet place to read. There are thousands of books and DVDs available to borrow, some for longer than others, and the library staff, including subject specialist librarians, are always happy to help answer any question you might have.
Joining the Library
You will need to activate your student card as your library card at the library counter before you can borrow any books or DVDs from the library.
To make the most of the library the best thing to do is to get in early and find where in the library the books for your subject(s) are housed. Familiarise yourself with these books and learn to use the online resources relevant to your subject.
The student handbook contains all of the essential information for using the library e.g. how to find the books you need, what you can borrow and for how long, fines for overdue books, who to contact if you need help, the library rules and code of conduct, and how to use other libraries.
Printing and photocopying
Your print account allows you to print and photocopy in the library and you can top up your account in the library.
The recently launched Library Search allows you to simultaneously search a number of the library’s online resources, and the books available in the library.
Unfortunately this search will not search for audio visual resources, so these will need to be searched for individually.
A selection of online resources for each subject is available via the My Subject page. If you need help using any of the resources accessed from these pages please contact your Subject Librarian.
Getting in Touch
The best way to get in touch with us once the term has started is via out Live Chat service.