Online resources

Resources provided by the University that students can take advantage of in The Diamond.

An engineering student using a laptop in the Diamond.


Information Desk

The Library & Creative Media Help Desk is located on Level 4 and is staffed from Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00, and on Friday 10:00-17:00.

The Diamond is open round the clock and is unrivalled for its innovation in study facilities. You’ll have access to digital resources, the most in-demand textbooks and over 1,000 study spaces. The Diamond also features sector-leading creative media facilities, including private editing booths and a full TV studio. It has some of the best engineering teaching spaces in the UK.

The Diamond is the University's new 24-hour learning space and offers 1000 study spaces to all students in all departments.

The MindSphere Lounge on the ground floor where you can collect your requests and use quick print facilities.

On the fourth floor, you will find the Reference Collection (non-loanable books). Our Information Desk is also on this floor; here you can borrow laptops and creative media equipment. Support is available from Library and IT Services staff (including Creative Media technicians). Library Information Skills Workshops are based on this level.

IT Services

  • There are 48 laptops available to borrow from the self-service area on level 4 of The Diamond.
  • At the self-service area, you just need to scan your Ucard, enter your library PIN number, and you're good to go.
  • You must remember to plug the charging cable back into the laptop when you return it. If you don't, the laptop will stay on your account.
  • The laptops are available 24 hours a day for use in the building on a first come first serve basis, no need to book in advance. They can be used for up to 24 hours.

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