Please enjoy this comprehensive video tour of the library. Please note that this tour was filmed in September 2020 and demonstrates the Covid measures implemented at the time. Some services may have changed since the time of filming.
Students have a library guide specifically for their subject area, called a LibGuide. On each LibGuide, there is a collated list of the online resources we have that relate to the course, as well as professional guidance about finding and using academic information.
We have a team of Academic Liaison Librarians, whose job it is to give students advice about finding literature, using library databases, and referencing properly. Students are able to make appointments with their Academic Liaison Librarian, at a time that suits them, to receive help specific to their assignments.
Access the full list of subject guides to view the support available.
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.
Locate is also where you can manage your library account, for example to view when your books are due for return.
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 9am until midnight, where you can ask for help with using Locate.
Our team of Academic Liaison Librarians run a series of webinars on the following subjects:
Library Induction and Introduction to Locate
OSCOLA Referencing (for law students)
Searching for Evidence for your Literature Review
Note Making Techniques
Studying at Home Effectively
Using Social Media for your Literature Review
You can view the webinars we have available to students on our Library Workshops Calendar.