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Library buildings are closed for access during the current lockdown. The following services/alternative study spaces are available. You will have access to all of the electronic resources available through the library web pages and OneSearch.  If you need help to find the resources and information you need please contact your Subject Librarian

Here's a short guide to the library webpages to help you find your way around.

If you have any questions or need any help from Library Services please email:

Any books currently on loan that are due for return will have their return date automatically extended so you do not need to worry about returning books or accruing fines. Please see here for how to return books safely if you need to.

Access to print resources

Request & Collect

You can request print books using the Request option on OneSearch and you will be emailed when they are ready to collect. Your books will be wrapped in a bag and will be labelled with the first 3 letters of your surname and the last 4 digits of your ID number.  For more information on how to request a book on OneSearch please watch this short video 

The Sheppard-Worlock Library: Requested books can be collected from the Library vestibule through the main library entrance. You will need your ID card to swipe in.  You should sanitise your hands and wear a face covering (unless exempt) and you should only enter if there is no one else there. If there is please wait outside until they leave. Once you have collected your books please leave. There is no access into the library.  Books can be collected Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm.

Creative Campus: Staff will retrieve books on Tuesdays (requests should be made by 5pm on Monday) and Fridays (requests should be made by 5pm on Thursday). Books can be collected from the Security Lodge. You will need to show the Security staff your ID card.  If you would prefer to collect your books from The Sheppard-Worlock Library, please indicate this via the Pickup location drop-down menu when placing your request on OneSearch. 

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Search for physical and online resources here:

Advanced Search | A to Z of Databases | Databases by subject | Databases by type | Library blog | Library guides | OneSearch Quick Start Guide | Referencing

Inter-Library Loans: The British Library is unable to provide physical copies of books. However we can still order electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters which can be emailed to you. For more information and to make a request please see: Inter-Library Loans webpage. 

Study Spaces

Study Spaces are available in the following locations, you do not need to book in advance. You will need your ID card to gain entry and you should observe social distancing guidance. Printing facilities are available. 

Hope Park: EDEN001 and EDEN002 (PC labs) Monday-Friday 9am-10pm Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm. Printing should be sent to the printer in the Gateway foyer. Select print queue GWB-0-Printer-2.

Gateway foyer (PCs and study spaces) 24 hour access. 

Creative Campus: Student Success Zone (PCs) 24 hour access.

Aigburth: Student Success Zone 24 hour access. 

Academic Writing and Study Skills Mentors

The mentors can provide support through online appointments on google hangouts.  The Academic Writing Mentors can also provide written feedback on an assignment. Please see the mentor web pages for more information and the online registration forms. 

Check here for further information on how to use the library services during the Covid-19 pandemic.



Requesting a book on OneSearch