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Library Lowdown Video Guides

Are you using the University Library for the first time this term? Access to the Library is currently suspended. However, we can help you maximise your study time once the building reopens. Our bite-size video guides introduce essential tips for using the UL. You can find more information about reopening here: 


Get Started

When are we open?  What should you bring? 


Finding a book on the shelves

How are the books organised? How do you interpret classmarks and navigate the Library?


Ordering a book to the Reading Room

How do you place a request through Librarysearch for a book to be fetched for you?


Borrowing books

How do you borrow, return, renew and recall books?