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Using the library

The Sheppard-Worlock Library is open for walk-in access to study spaces, books, PCs, printers and for help and support in using all library resources.

Study Spaces

Private study spaces, postgraduate rooms, the honours room, group study rooms and specialist rooms can be booked via MyHope up to a week in advance. 

Browsing for print books

During opening hours you can browse the shelves for books and issue them to your library account using the self-service machines. If you need a book from another campus this can be requested on OneSearch.    

Find out more about borrowing from the Library.

Information and guides

Get the best from your library services and resources by viewing our information and guides page

Policies and guidance

Find out how we can together make the library a great space to study and learn.

Postal loans

If you are unable to come to campus to borrow books, they can be posted to you and can be ordered via the University's Online Store.

Please be aware that there is a cost of £4.00/book and you will also need to return all loans. For more information and a guide to placing an order please see Postal book loan.

Inter-library loans

For more information on borrowing physical copies of books from the British Library and to make a request please see Inter Library Loans

Returning books

Books can be returned via the self-service machines or the out-of-hours book return bins in the following locations:

  • The Sheppard-Worlock library
  • The Student Success Zone on the Creative Campus
  • The Trinity Room at the Aigburth Park Campus (or Aigburth residential students)    

Books can also be returned to the library by posting them to the address below. As there is a cost involved, it is worth weighing the books and checking the price with different couriers. We advise that you use a service that provides proof of posting as books can be expensive to replace. If you have lost a book, you can buy a replacement copy in good condition and have it posted directly to the Library.

Please email any queries to: askalibrarian@hope.ac.uk

The Sheppard-Worlock Library, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD.