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Our services: Using the Library: Accessing our Libraries

To access our libraries, you must pre-book a timeslot for the service you wish to use. You can view the details of these services below.

These services are available to all students and academic staff - you won't be able to visit the Library without a booking.

For full details of our library services for 2020-2021 and what to expect when you visit, please visit our Services Guide.

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

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.

Accessing our Special Collections

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

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.

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.