Coronavirus: Library updates

A selection of library staff working from home

As part of the University’s response to Coronavirus, our Library sites are currently closed, but we’re working hard to provide you with the best online experience in these unusual circumstances.

Ask us a question

SBS Postgraduate Students in the Library

You can contact us by email on or via our Chat service, available on the library website homepage between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Get connected to the Library

Microsoft Teams logo

Need to share a study problem with the Library during the lockdown? Why not join the Library's Teams site and keep connected virtually? You can make video calls with library staff, share screens so we can help with your studies and work together even though we're apart.


Access online library resources

Important reminder: You need to enter your University email address when logging into e-resources.

Students working away from the campus can use a wide range of online journals, ebooks and other learning resources to help with your studies. We've written a blog post that tells you how to make the most of these and you can also see the list of available resources below.

Library Search

New: Additional resources!

English image of books

We've put together a reading list of resources which have recently been made freely available by publishers and suppliers. Take a look and see what's there to help your studies.

Keep up-to-date

Recent changes to regular service

Research support

Students working in the Bodmer Laboratory

The library research support team is continuing to deliver an online service. Please continue to deposit your publications into USIR and your research data into Figshare.

Create accessible documents

Students taking a break

The SensusAccess service, available to staff and students, can be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats.