The Library provides over 200,000 e-books and 15,000 academic e-journals in addition to print books, journals, music scores, CDs and DVDs.
Other facilities include wi-fi access, vending machines, computers and bookable work spaces. Copiers, printers and scanners are on-hand.
The Writing and Learning Centre
We can help you meet the expectations of degree level work. The Writing and Learning Centre covers a broad range of academic skills including writing essays or reports, time management, presentations and exam preparation. You can book 1:1 appointments or attend workshops as well as accessing materials online.
When you want to work in the Library, you can select a study area that suits your needs. If you want to work in peace, there are quiet study areas where we ask people not to talk or use equipment that might disturb others.
At other times, you'll need to work on group projects, so we've set aside areas where you can talk, use mobiles, eat and drink.
Each subject has a devoted Subject Librarian who purchases the materials for your course, provides research and information literacy sessions and tutorial support. They are available to help you with any of your information seeking needs.
Digital Literacy Librarian
Our Digital Literacy Librarian provides a suite of bespoke sessions designed to give you the digital skills you’ll need to succeed at university and beyond.
The Library provides several hundred networked computers (both Windows and Apple Macs) that you can use. You’ll find many of these within our Library, as well as in other study locations.
For instance, on Newton Park campus there are open access IT facilities in the computer rooms on the first floor of the Library, as well as in Commons, in the Learning Commons and the Digital Literacy suite.
All of our computers include word-processing, email and access to the internet. Some also have additional programmes such as Adobe Creative Suite.