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The Library

Lincoln Online


The online library

It is recommended that you use Google Chrome as your Internet browser when searching the library website

Search the Library

Type keywords into the search box to find ebooks and ejournals  

The 'Advanced Search' gives you the option to break down your search and select where you would like to search for your keywords.  Access it by clicking on 'Advanced Search'.

This guide provides information on the Library and the resources available to you as an online student at the University of Lincoln.

Click on the blue tabs or the links below to find out more about:

If this guide doesn't answer your query, please contact either Helen Williams: or email Distance Learners

searching for and accessing journal articles

Finding and accessing ebooks

Locating a permanent link when using the library website

When viewing the details of an information source, if you see the option to the right of the screen for a permalink, click on this to get the permanent link (rather than copying and pasting the link in the address bar).  The link in the address bar will break when you close the window because it contains information about the search session rather than the record:


SCONUL Access Scheme

The SCONUL Access scheme is suspended as a result of the current pandemic 

The SCONUL Access scheme offers students registered at the University of Lincoln physical access to other UK higher education libraries.

Click here for more information on participating institutions and to join the scheme. 

Online application

  • Go to SCONUL Access 
  • Select what kind of user you are: Postgraduate
  • Select where you are studying: Lincoln
  • Select the Library that you would like to access: use either the map or the list
  • From the pop-up screen, click on the 'Apply for access' button
  • Complete the online application form. 

You will be sent an email notification to say that your application is being processed and, when approved, you will receive an email confirmation.  Please follow the instructions in the email confirmation.

Please note that you will need a student ID card to be able to use this service. You can request a Student ID card from the Student Support CentreEmail them:

  • a form of photo ID
  • a jpeg image that you would like on your student card
  • the address you would like the card posting to