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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'.

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

Library guide for online students

This guide provides information on the Library and the resources available to you as an online student at the University of Lincoln. You will need to access the weekly readings via the relevant online reading list. 

Things to explore in this guide

In addition to this, click on the relevant link for subject specific information, including relevant databases and referencing:

If you have any questions please contact your Academic Subject Librarian.


Good academic practice at the University of Lincoln

Click on the image to watch a presentation on how to achieve good academic practice at the University of Lincoln.

Skills for study

Skills for study is an interactive resource based on The Study Skills Handbook, and covers a range of academic skills including referencing, note-taking, critical thinking and exam skills.

Use the permalink when linking to items that you find on 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:

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Can't find what you need online?

Everything that you neeScan and send imaged to complete your modules should be available online; however if, when doing independent research, you find something that you would like to read that isn't available electronically you can request a chapter or article using the library's Scan and Send* service. 

*You may only request up to one chapter or article from a book or journal issue. These limits are governed by copyright legislation, and you will be required to complete a copyright declaration when making your request.

Visiting libraries

If you would like to visit a university library, select the relevant option to find out more.

If you live local to the University Library, Ross Library for Biomedical and Health Sciences or NCFM Library, you are welcome to use the library for study space and the print collection for reference only

If you would like to visit either library you will need to request a student ID/library card by emailing: 

Please include your student ID number, state that you are an online student and that you would like an ID card and where you would like it posting to.

When in the library, use Eduroam to log onto Wifi. You will asked to enter your university log in details (email address and password).

The University of Lincoln participates in the SCONUL Access scheme which offers registered students 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