This article summarises how Libraries & Collections can support you throughout your studies.
Important to know:
- All visits to a library need to be booked ahead of travel as you cannot enter without a booking. Learn how to book in our article Study space & computer rooms on campus.
In this article:
Using the Library for the first time
To help you to get started with using the Library for the first time, or if you’re a returning student, Libraries & Collections have created a helpful guide for new users that covers topics such as:
- How to find resources in the Library
- Using databases and e-journals
- Using our Special Collections and Archives services
- Subject Specific guides
- online databases, journals, ebooks and other online material,
- KEATS, Our e-Learning and Teaching Service is the University’s online learning environment that you can use to access a wide range of online resources and materials. Find out more in our article What is KEATS? and How can I develop my study skills?
Additional support for Disabled students
Our article How does the Library support disabled students includes more information on how Libraries & Collections can support your learning.
Contacting Libraries & Collections for additional support
There are a number of ways you can get in touch with Libraries & Collections, if you need further support:
- If you need support with literature searching, you can book a video 1-2-1 appointment through Microsoft Teams
- The LibAnswers pages have a range of searchable FAQs which you can browse by relevant topics.
- You can request for support from Libraries & Collections, using the webchat service LibChat, which is open 24/7
Where can I study on campus?
There are libraries located onsite all of our campuses, which include various study spaces across our campuses to suit all study needs.
Strand: The Maughan Library
Spread across four floors and mezzanines, The Maughan Library has a variety of study spaces suitable for either group or individual study, and has holdings and resources for Humanities, Law and Science subjects, which include:
- Business studies
- Computer science
- Film studies
- Theology & religious studies
- War studies.
Facilities at the Maughan Library include:
- Computer rooms
- Postgraduate Zones
- Assistive Technology Rooms
- Wellbeing rooms
- Print Copy Scan facilities
- Laptop Loans
You can plan your visit by looking at the floor plan ahead of your journey. For more information about the facilities in the Maughan Library, take a look at the Maughan Library webpages.
Waterloo: Franklin-Wilkins Library
The collection at the Franklin-Wilkins Library supports the teaching and research needs of nursing & midwifery students, and also provide a small collection of law books. Holdings at Franklin-Wilkins include:
- Forensic science
- Law (LLB year 1 texts only)
- Nutrition & Dietetics
- Nursing & Midwifery
Spread across two floors, Franklin-Wilkins hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Zones, Assistive Technology rooms, a Wellbeing corner and Skype Pod. You can find out more information about the resources available at Franklin-Wilkins, and view the floor plan on the Franklin-Wilkins Library webpages.
Denmark Hill: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Library is one of the largest psychiatric libraries in Western Europe. Holdings include:
The IoPPN library hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, and Assistive Technology rooms. You can see the full list of resources, and view the floor plan on the IoPPN webpages.
Denmark Hill: Western Educational Centre (WEC)
Spread across two floors, the WEC hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Zones, Assistive Technology rooms.
For more information about the resources available at the WEC and to view the floorplan, visit the WEC webpages.
Guy's: New Hunt's House Library
New Hunt's House Library resources cover all aspects of biomedical science, and have extensive resources for subject areas including:
You can find out more information about the resources available at New Hunts House and view the floorplan on the NHH webpages .
St Thomas’ Library holds a range of clinical healthcare resources at St Thomas' House Library and include:
- Basic medical sciences
- Clinical medicine and health services research
St Thomas’ also hosts a variety of study spaces, including a Group Study room, a computer room and a Assistive Technology room. You can find out more information about the resources available at New Hunts House and view the floorplan on the St Thomas’ Library webpages.