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University of Nottingham Libraries are here to support your studies and research through access to our extensive print and online library collections, study spaces and resources and workshops to help you develop your academic and information skills.

Access to our libraries

Your University Card is your library card. Use it to access our eight libraries and borrow books from our self-service machines. 

Our libraries will look, and work, a little different this year due to social distancing measures.

Libraries essentials


What you need to know

How do I find books and other resources?

NUsearch is the University's library collections discovery tool.

Use NUsearch to manage your library account, search our physical library collections and access thousands of e-resources including ebooks and ejournals.

Find the key resources for your subject area in our online subject guides.

Finding resources

How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 60 print books from our self-service machines in libraries.

Books are usually issued for seven days and will auto-renew every day unless someone else requests them. In demand items are issued for two days. 

We will email you to let you know if you need to return your books. Return any books on time to avoid fines.

Borrowing and returning books

Help and Support

Our friendly and knowledgeable Library staff are on hand to support you - just look out for the blue lanyards or email us at library-helpline@nottingham.ac.uk.

Find resources and support to help develop your information and academic skills on our Support for your studies webpage.

Join the library community: