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’re able to give you extra support for your studies during the coronavirus outbreak, whether you’re working from home or if you have an opportunity to come to campus.
If you're thinking of joining us in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021, here's some info on what to expect.
The main Sheppard Library will be open and providing a full service from the start of term, on Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.
Similar to other spaces on campus, we’ll have safety measures including a one way flow through the library, social distancing rules and enhanced cleaning.
You’ll be able to reserve a book 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.
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.
We also have a big set of Library Subject Guides that have useful info along with help sheets and videos.
There will study spaces in the Sheppard Library from the start of term. These spaces will give you somewhere to study with books or a computer that is safe and follows social distancing. You’ll need to book your space in advance on Unihub so we can manage numbers and keep things safe.
If you’re working on campus, there will be some desktop PCs and Macs available for you to book in the Sheppard Library.
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-ins with:
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.