Your Subject Librarian is your contact for all library related and referencing enquiries. You can find out who your Subject Librarian is by clicking on the relevant subject link in the menu (Business & Management or Law).
If your Subject Librarian is not available, you can email Distance Learners.
The Lean Library browser extension makes it simple to access our resources, wherever you are and whenever you need them.
Install the extension and you'll be alerted via a pop-up message if you visit a website we can provide access to. It’s then just a single click to open the site through the library’s systems and get access to any articles, journals and ebooks we have licences for.
It is recommended that you use Google Chrome as your Internet browser when searching the library website
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.
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'.
Everything that you need 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.
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.
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.
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 Centre. Email them: