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Key information and links for new students

Welcome to your Library!

The University Library and its staff are here to support your studies, providing you with access to information – online, multimedia or printed – and the skills to make the most of it. Explore this guide to find out more!

What's where during Library refurbishment?

Architect's impression of the refurbished Library BuildingLibrary services are currently operating over two buildings whilst refurbishment continues:

Library Building - you'll find most of your books here. Open 09:00 - 22:00 in term.

URS Building - study space, computers, printers and services. Open 24-hours in term (apart from Saturday nights)

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What's on in Welcome Week

Student finding a book in the LibraryOur Finding your way workshops run throughout Welcome Week and Week 1 of the Autumn Term. You will learn...

  • how to find books in the Library
  • about key services in the Library and URS Buildings
  • where to find the right study space for you

Booking essential! Use the link below to find out when they are taking place and to book your place.

Librarians meeting new students at the Academic Success FairMeet us at the Academic Success Fair on Tuesday 25 September.  Talk to Library, Study Advice and Maths Support staff about how we can support you in your studies. Pick up your free year planner and guide to the Library. There'll also be some free pens and fortune cookies (while stocks last!)

Student studying in the LibraryOur LibLearn tutorials will teach you how to use the Library without even stepping through the door! These tutorials are available on Blackboard, the University's online learning environment. Access them 24/7 wherever you are.

There are three tutorials covering the basics, more advanced information finding skills, and searching databases for your project or dissertation. They'll help you feel more confident using Blackboard too!

One of our subject liaison librarians helping a studentLibrary staff will be available in the Library and Library@URS buildings to answer your questions about the Library and give you directions to other places on campus if you're not sure where you need to go.
We'll be on the Ground, 2nd and 3rd Floors in the Library; and, on the Ground Floor in Library@URS.


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Welcome to your Library! Watch our short video intro to find out more

Read our introductory 'Making the most of your Library' guide

Pick up a printed copy of the 'Making the most of your Library' guide in the Library.

Watch out for our top tips on making the most of the Library wherever you see #FYWTips

View of two people between some shelves of books with #FYWTips written across the top