An assessment of the quality of our service and provision, using Atkinson's analysis and evaluation framework.
We monitor quality and seek feedback on new developments every three years. We do this through a survey of all University staff. Our latest report is from 2022.
Library Services provides an Academic Liaison Librarian service to help staff and students use the library and information resources effectively. Appointments can be made with the appropriate Academic Liaison Librarian and the services available are outlined in the appointments charter.
For full details of our teaching offer, see our Library teaching information and download our teaching menu.
Download the full library regulations.
This will ensure that you comply with the 2014 HEFCE mandate and that your research can be submitted to the post-2014 REF.
Researchers should also:
This will maximise the reach, availability and impact of your research.
Download the Open Access publishing policy.
Since the adoption of Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) in 2014/15, the Reading Resources strategy was replaced by a set of guidelines, ratified by LTSEC (June 2016), on how access to reading resources should be managed.
Staff: to request purchase of books, journals or databases, see requesting new items or download the full policy.
Students should use our book suggestion scheme form. We do not guarantee to purchase every suggestion made.
Library Services is committed to providing a high quality library service to staff and students along with excellent facilities and resources. We have defined service standards that we use to ensure we achieve this level of support.
Do you have any comments or suggestions about these standards? Let us know what you think.
Download the full service standards.
Library Services are committed to making a significant contribution to student success and academic scholarship, equipping university members and the wider community for lifelong learning through excellent and accessible services, facilities, resources, teaching and advice.
We aim to be at the heart of our learning communities:
Download the full Library Services strategy.
Library Services works with the research community to:
An A-Z catalogue of services offered by Library Services.