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The Library has a large print collection of both loanable and reference books available in all library sites.
Our Guide to Borrowing page lets you know how many books you may borrow and for how long.

Finding the books you need with StarPlus

You can use StarPlus, the library catalogue to search our print collections and find out where they are located. Use this guide to help you find books on the shelf. If there is a book we don’t have that you think we should buy you can recommended a book here.

The library also provides online reading lists for your modules/courses called Resource lists, These lists contain links to electronic resources such as full-text journal articles, ebooks and databases in addition to items physically held in the library. All you have to do is enter your module code or the name of your course.

Requesting books which are on loan

If the book you need is on loan you can request it and collect at the library site that suits you best. Check out our How to Request a book FAQ which also contains a useful video which shows you how to request a book.

Longer Loans and Postal Loans

If you are a distance (online) learning, part-time or commuter student, are a student on placement or have registered with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service you may be able to get Longer loans and Postal Loans.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

If you receive Disabled Students Allowance here are details of how you pay for and then reclaim your Photocopying and printing costs.

Paper in various colours is available for those who find copying and printing on coloured paper helpful. Please ask what paper is available at any of the Library counters.

We also provide a free scanning service called myDocuments. Articles from print journals or chapters from books held by the library (providing that they do not exceed 30 pages) can be scanned and delivered to your desktop. Alternatively, a photocopy of the required item can be posted to you.

Accessing resources from other libraries

If there is a book you need which we don’t have in the library then you can request it through our Inter Library Request service.
If you would like to access other University libraries in the UK you can join the SCONUL access scheme. This service might be particularly useful if you are a distance (online) learning, part time or commuter student.