Top 10 Library Tips
Top 10 Library Tips
If you need help using the main Library, please go to the welcome desk on level 2 as you enter the building.
1 - Your student card is also your Library card
Once you have your student card you are automatically a member of the Library, so you can start borrowing books and other items straight away. You need your card to enter and exit the turnstiles on level 2.
2 - Locations & opening hours
3 - Find your way around the building
The main Library is on 12 floors so to begin with you might find our floor plans useful. There are A-Z lists of subjects and services beside the lifts and stairs to help you find your way. Have a look at our information on floor plans and zoning. There are also floorplans for each of our Branch Libraries.
The University uses DisabledGo to provide an online description of the physical access features of over 80 university services and buildings, including the Library.
4 - Finding books and journal articles you need
5 - Borrowing and returning books
To borrow, renew and return books, use the self-service machines on level 2 and throughout the building. Staff on level 2 can help you with any enquiries you have about items you have borrowed.
6 - Accessing e-resources
Most of our e-resources are available both on and off campus. You need your GUID to access them. More information and help is available: Accessing e-resources.
7 - Help and support in your subject area
Use our Subjects & Support section for all the online help you need for your studies.
8 - Printing
There are MFDs (Multi-Functional Devices) throughout the Library. There are also MFDs available at our branch libraries. You can use these to scan, print and photocopy. This is done by simply swiping your card over the ‘Pull Print’ logo on the printers, then selecting either Print, Scan or Copy. You will need to purchase print credits before you can print.
9 - Group Study
You can now book a group study room online.