Services for Students


Libraries

Libraries

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

Visiting 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 eight libraries are home to subject-specific resources but you're welcome to use any location.  Wait at the Tour Meeting Point inside any of our libraries for a quick tour of spaces and services.

From 18 October, we will be extending the opening times of six of our libraries.  From Sunday - Thursday, these libraries will be open until 2am.  These extended hours will be in place throughout the autumn, spring and summer terms.

Visit Get Library Ready for your guide to making the most from our libraries.

Restrictions may have gone, but Covid-19 certainly hasn't.  It's up to us to help keep everyone safe.  Please follow the university's Safety on Campus guidance when using our libraries.

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.

Need help with using NUsearch?  Take a look at our frequently asked questions or attend one of our Ask Libraries webinars.

Finding resources

How many books can I borrow?

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

Pop in to our libraries to browse and borrow or place a request on NUsearch and we'll let you know when your book is available to collect.

Books are usually issued for seven days and will auto-renew every day unless someone else requests them. In demand items are issued for three days (seven days for part-time studentsm and those eligible for Enhanced Library Support.

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 get in touch via live chat, social media, email or phone.

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

We run a range of regular webinars, Q&A's and online study sessions.  Visit the Libraries events calendar to browse upcoming sessions.

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Nottingham
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