To All Students

Both libraries will be open in September. The computer and study spaces have been socially distanced and all floors and spaces within the libraries are open. Please use the sanitisation equipment provided.

You will need to sign in when you enter the Library and use your swipe card for access, this is for test and trace purposes. You will also be required to wear face coverings when you are working in the Library as per government guidelines. If you have any concerns or questions talk to a member of the Library team. =

The book loan area in Crewe will also be open. Please use the sanitation equipment provided.


The Library aims to provide a personalised, high quality service to support the University’s teaching and research programmes and to encourage the development of creative and independent thinking.

Telephone: +44 (0)1280 820218 (Business / Humanities), +44 (0)1280 828267 (Law / Science)

EBSCO Discovery (the one stop shop for Library resources)

Search EBSCO Discovery Service on campus in the search box below. If the result is only an abstract try Google Scholar or an Open Access resource such as Researchgate, or ask the Library for an Inter Library Loan.

Accessing EBSCO Discovery off campus online tutorial

Off-campus access to resources

The two libraries

The Hunter Street & Franciscan Libraries: locations, subject coverage and staff contacts on each site.

Library collections and services

Opening hours, the loans service, reference collection and services for external users, rules & regulations.

Library catalogue

Search the University library catalogue or renew your books.

Electronic information

Subscription databases, ebooks, ejournals and useful sites on the Web.