Library Services: your 'one-stop shop'

Everything you need to know about Library services and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The following libraries / study centres are open and offering a limited service for those in essential need:*

Please follow the links on this page for details on how to access our services during this time.

*The following categories are recognised as essential need:  

  • Those with an urgent need to access IT and digital services - for example those who do not have it at home.  
  • Those unable to study at home and who need specific facilities.  

You may benefit from additional support for and advice on your study practices from our Study Skills team. We would also recommend consulting the university’s health and wellbeing webpages for additional help and guidance.  


Frequently asked questions


We have revamped our regular wellbeing information to bring you some resources to support you during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Some are interactive, others are simply soothing. All we hope are enjoyable, and help you to relax and be productive.

Study skills

The Study Skills team are running online tutorials and workshops for all students, including an interactive online resource on studying from home.

Special Collections

Special Collections enquiries should be sent to or voicemails can be left on 0117 928 8014. The Reading Room remains closed for the time being but staff may be able to provide a copying service and may be able to undertake some initial research on your behalf. Please see the Special Collections webpage for more information about the collections.

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