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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.

Click on the options in the menu or the links below to find out more about:

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

 

Everything that you need for your course can be accessed online; however, if you would like to visit a university library, select the relevant option above 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: 

studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk 

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. 

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

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'.

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

Good Academic Practice at the University of Lincoln

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.

Skills for study