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: click here

Off-campus access to resources

Database access from off-campus computers and wireless internet access.  Instructions for off-campus access (PDF document).

Accessing e-resources off campus online tutorial: click here

Accessing EBSCO Discovery off campus online tutorial: click here

Accessing ebooks online tutorial: click here

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 catalogues

Search the University library catalogue or renew your books. Search other universities’ catalogues.

Electronic information

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