Welcome to the Library's essentials page. Here you will find an introduction to the various services that the Library offers as well as a series of videos and guides to show you the basics of conducting research online using the Library's ebooks and resources.
We aim to provide students with individualised advice and guidance on:
writing assignments such as essays, reports and final projects
how to incorporate sources in writing writing critically and analytically
Writing critically and analytically
Locate can be used to access ebooks and find print books in the Library.
Access core textbooks and search through hundreds of e-books on BibliU.
Referencing help and support.
Reading lists- view essential and recommended reading for each module on your course.
Covid-19 Library information
CU Coventry Library provides access to all of the essential and required reading for your course. In addition it also includes:
We provide assistance with:
You can book one to one or small group sessions with library staff and members of the Academic Writing Service (AWS) for in-depth help and support.
Phone: 02477 659639
The Library's study facilities include:
Library ebooks are accessed through Locate – when you search for books, the majority of results are usually ebooks. Ebooks can also be accessed via BibliU.
Using Bibliu, you can:
You can use BibliU via an app on your mobile device (iOS/Android) as well as through a standard internet browser.
The video below provide's an introduction to accessing and using BibliU.
The books are arranged on the shelves by subject according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Each book is given a shelf number, which consists of numbers and letters, this can be found on the spine of every Library book. When you search for books on Locate, this number is what you will need to find the book on the shelf.
Locate is the Library's catalogue. All of the library's electronic books, journals and articles can be accessed here, it can also be used to find print books in the Library.
Its' features include:
Simple search function similar to a Google search.
Advanced search features such as restricting searches by subject, resource type (e.g. book or article etc.) and whether the results are peer reviewed.
Ability to favorite results and save searches.
You can check your Library account by clicking here
You can also check your account from anywhere in Locate by selecting 'Login' (in the top right corner) then click on your name and select 'My Account'
Using the my account feature you can: