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Using the Library
What Covid-19 support is offered?
The library has planned a phased re-opening. For more detailed information, click on the link to visit our Covid-19 update page.
How many books can I borrow?
Students can borrow up to 60 items at a time.
What are the opening hours?
The Library is open 24/7 for most of the academic year. Library customer services staff are on hand up to midnight Monday to Thursday and up to 5pm Friday to Sunday. You can still borrow books and laptops after this time at our self-service kiosks.
Can I renew books online?
We automatically renew books (unless another student has requested them). You can log in to your account online though to check due dates, renew books and see your borrowing history.
Will I need to buy any books?
We liaise with academic staff and aim to provide all essential texts through the Library. We have subject specialist librarians who can help you find additional resources.
Are there silent study areas?
The whole of our third floor is for silent study. We also have a silent study room on the first floor.
Support for students
What support is provided for students with a disability?
We have a Wellbeing Team who can help with finding and accessing resources, and using assistive technology. The team can offer one-to-one appointments. Click on the link to read more in our Wellbeing Guide.
What support is offered for students with Autism?
The Library has a silent study floor, a silent study room and bookable group rooms for quieter study. The Library is open 24/7 for most of the academic year, providing less busy times of day to visit. Staff can provide support by email. Click on the link to read more in our Wellbeing Guide.
What writing support is available?
Our Academic Writing Support team offer 1-2-1 appointments, workshops and guides to help you develop your academic writing skills. This support is available throughout the week and over the weekends.
What support is there for distance learners?
Essential texts for distance learners are provided as e-books by the library wherever possible. We also offer a postal loan service and Helen, one of our subject specialists, is on hand to help with finding resources. Click on the link to read more in Helen's guide for distance learners.