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Studying Effectively: Studying Off Campus

Guidance for studying whilst off campus

You have access to over 300,000 electronic books and 64+ million journal articles through the library catalogue Locate.

You can find some tutorials on how to use Locate and also access subject specific resources and guidance through your Subject Guide.

Want a book we only have in physical format? Submit a You Choose request to see if we can get hold of an ebook version. Want a journal article that isn't part of our subscriptions? Request this through the Document Supply Service.

Some online resources are only available on campus but not to worry, we have ways around this so that you can still access them! You can use a VPN or Remote Anywhere connection to access these resources. Find out how to do this in the IT User Guides.

Academic Liaison Team

You can access our online learning tutorials covering a variety of study skills.

You can book onto online webinars through the calendar below.

You can get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian or visit your Subject Guide for more support.

Centre for Academic Writing

You can access online resources and guides related to academic writing.

You can get in touch by email at


You can access online resources related to Mathematics and Statistics support.

You can find out about online drop-ins and appointments and how to get in touch.

Please note that due to Covid-19, Sconul Access may not be accepted at other institutions. Please contact the institution ahead of time before travelling.


Coventry University is a member of the SCONUL Access reciprocal scheme. This scheme allows staff and students from Coventry University to visit and possibly borrow books from other UK higher education institutions.

Register online at the SCONUL website to see whether the library you wish to visit is in the scheme and what they offer. If you wish to apply, follow the instructions on the screen. 

You should receive an email from Coventry University which you take to the university you wish to go to, along with your ID card. If you do not have an ID card please speak to your faculty registry team.

Please note: you will not be able to access the electronic resources of the library under SCONUL Access.

To renew SCONUL access you need to re-apply via the SCONUL website.

If you are a student studying for a Coventry University degree at one of our partner institutions please use the Partners LibGuide to access the resources and support available to you.

Studying from Home Webinar Workshops

Studying at Home Guide

  • Set realistic goals – make sure they are manageable and flexible.
  • Fit your study hours around other commitments.
  • Take regular breaks or use the Pomodoro Technique® – work for 25 minutes, then take a 5 minutes break. After 3 or 4 blocks of study, take a longer break.
  • At the end of the day, give yourself a treat – you deserve it!
  • Draw up a timetable
  • Make sure that you include frequent breaks
  • Stick to it!
  • Eat healthily - try and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Take exercise - try one of the many 7-minute exercise apps that are available.
  • Take regular breaks.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Helps to lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Helps improve sleep patterns.
  • Helps to keep the immune system functioning.
  • Have a look at MIND’s website for mindfulness exercises and tips

Contact Us

Lanchester Library
Coventry University
Frederick Lanchester Building
Gosford Street
Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 7575