Use the library
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect many aspects of university life and study. To help keep you safe, we've made some changes to how our libraries and study centres operate. Please read the information on this page carefully before you visit.
Book a study seat
Book a seat in advance at one of our libraries or study centres.
Borrowing books and journals; loan periods; borrowing limits.
How automatic renewals work; items that will not automatically renew.
Reserving books and journals
How to reserve; what you can reserve; checking your reservation; collecting your reservation.
Your account will be blocked when requested items are not returned on time; how to unblock your account; how to pay invoices.
Postal loan service
If you are not able to visit campus and are based in the UK, we can send you books that are not available electronically via our postal loans service.
To support library users who cannot return items in person, we offer a pre-paid postal book return service.
What you can legally copy.
Simple and reliable access to readings and resources required for successful study at the university.
Visitor scheme for day visits; how to join as an external user.