Make the most of our expert support team, free laptop loans, free e-books and free printing whether you’re working at home or on campus
We’ve made some changes to what we offer so we can give you extra support for your studies during the coronavirus pandemic, whether you’re working from home or if you come to campus.
If you’re studying with us or thinking of joining us in spring 2021, here’s what you can expect.
The main Sheppard Library is open, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Similar to other spaces on campus, we have safety measures including a one way flow through the library, social distancing rules and enhanced cleaning.
Most books for study are available as an eBook, if something isn’t you’ll be able to reserve books in advance and arrange to get it from campus with our Click and Collect service. We’re not able to provide access to the library shelves for browsing at the moment.
Study spaces in the basement and ground floor of the Sheppard Library are available to from the start of term. These spaces give you somewhere to study with books, desktop computers or laptops in a safe way.
You’ll need to book your space in advance though, so we can manage numbers.
Our library service also includes free remote access to our big collection of online ebooks and journal articles, wherever and whenever you choose. We’ve worked with your academics to make sure that key library materials on your reading list are available this way.
Long term laptop loans will be available if you don’t have the right equipment at home and you can’t make it onto campus to use our IT facilities. You can also borrow a laptop for a shorter period.
You’ll get lots of expert online support through one-to-one appointments, virtual training sessions and drop-in sessions with:
The Sheppard Library is open 24 hours during term time, but can vary at other times. For full details about our opening hours, visit our UniHub Library Opening Hours page.
Sheppard Library is really convenient with three floors organised by silent study and non-silent study. And there are always laptops available so I never have to bring mine.