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Guide to Library and Archive Services: Online library

Online library

Online Reading lists

Every module you study on will have a list of online readings and online resources you will need to help you learn and understand what is being taught. The lists can be found through your blackboard module.

Online library collections 

You have access to an extensive collection of e-books, e-journals and e-resources to support your study and research.  Using the online library will guarantee you are using quality resources for your assignments.  They can be accessed online, anywhere 24/7.


Library Search

Access a whole range of resources for your subject by logging on to Library Search

What do I need to use the online Library?

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Your IT username is w + first seven digits of student ID​

  • With this log-on you can access Library online resources from anywhere
  • To set up your password for the first time or if you forget it, log in to our password self-service and follow the instructions.

Your University Log-in will get you

  • Access to the Library Catalogue
  • Access to our e-book collection
  • Access to our e-journal articles 
  • Access to databases for you subjects

How do I get help using the online library?

librarian and students imageFor more help on searching and using e-books and e-resources for your subject, contact your Academic Engagement Librarian to ask a question or book an appointment. These appointments will be offered online usually through Blackboard collaborate or email.


Find out about the e-books we have in our library, how to use them, and how to trouble shoot problems.

How to find journal articles and more via Library Search