Welcome to Coventry University Library.
On this page you will find all of the key information you need to get you started with using our services.
Due to Covid-19, the Library is currently operating on a purely remote basis. For information about how this affects our service, visit the FAQs page.
Locate is the name of the library's search tool. Use it to search across all of the library collections. You can use it to find books (print and electronic) and journal articles. Simply type your search terms into the search bar, and select the type of resource you would like to find from the drop-down menu.
If you would like to find out more about the functions available in Locate, visit the Locate Help Guide. We also have a live chat service on the Locate homepage, operating from 8am until midnight, where you can ask for help with using Locate.
You can sign up to any of these webinars via our Library Workshops Calendar.
Follow the links below to find out about all of the resources you can access related to your course area. This includes books, journals and databases. You can also find out who your Academic Liaison Librarian is and contact them for advice on finding literature and doing your referencing.
Alternatively, access the full list of subject guides.
When submitting assessments, all of your work must be referenced in the Coventry University Harvard Style of referencing*. We have created a comprehensive guide to the Coventry University Harvard Style. This guide breaks down how to reference by resource type (e.g. book, journal, website) and provides step-by-step instructions of how to create your references. There is a more detailed PDF guide to referencing located on the right-hand side of the page, should you require it.
*Law students are required to reference using OSCOLA - Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities. There is a separate OSCOLA Referencing Guide specifically for you.
The Library building may be closed, but you can still take a virtual tour around the building. This is just the ground floor - but we have 5 floors in total! We look forward to welcoming you into the building at a later date.