On campus students

We provide the higher level reading resources you need to succeed as a University student. We know there is a lot to take in when you begin your studies. This page gives you a few places to start when it comes to finding, understanding, and using library resources.


Because higher level reading is at the heart of your learning, the University library is different to other libraries you may have used before. We have resources tailored to your programme of study which will enable you to read widely and use a range of resources including books, ebooks, journals and more. We are also the provider of University study skills which are essential for higher education study. These skills will enable you to find and use higher level resources to achieve higher assignment marks.

Discover the Library Essentials

Book onto an online or in-person session to learn the essentials (book here). We also have lots of helpful video guides to get you started in our Library Essentials section. These cover how to get around the library (both in person and online) and how to start searching for books and journal articles using our website. You can also watch these videos at our YouTube channel. 

Find library support for your subject

You can find a reading list for each module in the module spaces on Canvas. These reading lists have been created by our Academic Liaison Librarians in partnership with your lecturers. If you want to find more subject specific resources, visit our Subject Support section.

Study Skills support

When you come to start your assignments, you can find a range of Study Skills Guides available to help you to develop your academic skills. A great tutorial to start with is Reading for Assignment Success where you can reflect on what it means to read at University and learn some methods of reading effectively. If you need specific help on an element of your assignment writing or want to improve on an area highlighted in your feedback, we also offer one-to-one study and library skills appointments with one of our Study Skills Advisors or Academic Liaison Librarians.

Visit our Library buildings

We are at the Prospect Building at the St. Peter's Campus and The Murray Library on City Campus. A range of study spaces and work spaces are available where you can study using your own device or one of our PCs or Macs. Like many places, we have implemented physical distancing measures due to Covid-19. We also ask that you wipe down and sanitise your work station before and after use using the materials provided. Please follow University guidance when visiting our buildings, which should be clearly displayed throughout the buildings.

Connect with us

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