Coronavirus: Library updates
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
You can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Chat service, available on the library website homepage between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Get connected to the Library
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.
New: Additional resources!
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.
Recent changes to regular service
No book returns
We're not currently accepting book returns. Please return your books next time you are on campus. If you are not coming back onto campus, email us at email@example.com and we will work something out.
No Library fines
You won't accrue any library fines while we are closed. You will not have to return your books until the campus re-opens and face-to-face teaching resumes.
Recalls and reservations are suspended
If you get any automated notifications from us asking you to return a book, just ignore them. You won't be able to put in any new requests for library items. Any requests that have already been placed will be cancelled.
No inter-library loans
We're currently unable to fulfil requests for access to material from other libraries, nor requests for access from other libraries.
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
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.