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Welcome to University Library and Collections 2020-2021: Services for 2020-2021

We have developed our services for 2020-2021 in line with government and University guidance around Covid-19 and the safety measures we are putting in place. By doing so, we are able to provide services to all our students while operating safely for everyone.

We are constantly reviewing and re-assessing our services, capacities and access to our buildings and will continue to develop our services to meet the needs of our users. 

We also have a wide range of online resources available, which have been developed further over the last few months. The majority of essential reading for modules should be available electronically - we recommend you search for these resources using Discover in the first instance. You can access your reading list through Talis Aspire.

See more about our Online Services on our website.

Ask DULib

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

Ask DULib, Library Help

Keep up to date

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Quick links

Browse and Borrow

Our Browse and Borrow service allows you to access the Bill Bryson Library for up to an hour to browse the shelves and borrow any books you require.

Returning Books

If you wish to return items you have borrowed from any of our libraries, there are a few options available to you to return them safely to us.

Access to our Subject Guides

Access our Subject Guides to get the most out of the Library and Collections resources for your subject, with support available from your Faculty Librarian.

Stay and Study

Through our Stay and Study service, you can book individual study spaces at the Bill Bryson Library and at the Teaching and Learning Centre.

Accessing our Special Collections

Access to our Archives and Special Collections held at Barker Research Library are currently available to researchers by appointment only.

Support for Teaching

Information for students and for academic staff to find out how we support reading lists, with the aim to facilitate online access to all items of essential reading.

Household study spaces

At the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), you can book ‘household’ study spaces, where groups of two to six people can be accommodated, in a variety of seating styles.

Access to our Online Services

We have a range of online services available, including access to an extensive collection of eresources and digital archives, as well as online support.

Support for Researchers

You can access guidance on finding and managing information, publishing and authorship, evaluating research impact and open research.