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Temporary Library Closure

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the university will be closed from 5pm on 23rd March.

If you require library support during the closure period, remember you can access this online via email (library@uws.ac.uk) or via the Self Service Portal (hub.uws.ac.uk). Our staff will be available remotely to assist you.

UWS Library has an extensive collection of online resources that support teaching, learning and research. For more information about our online resources, please visit our Finding Books, Articles & More page of the Library website. You can search our library collection 24/7 using One Search.

We also offer a number of online guides, videos and FAQs which you can access at #uwslibTalks Padlet.

Coronavirus FAQs - Library

Is the Library open?

  • In response to the nationally evolving coronavirus situation, we have taken the difficult decision to further limit access to our campus buildings. From 5pm on Monday 23 March, University buildings – across all five campuses – will close

How do I return books?

  • Please hold onto any books you have until you have been notified that the University has re-opened.

Do I need to renew my books?

  • All books have been automatically renewed until 1st May 2020.

Will I have fines for overdue books?

  • All fines have been suspended from Friday 13th March 2020.

Can I access books and articles online?

  • UWS Library has an extensive collection of online resources that support teaching, learning and research. For more information about our online resources, please visit our Finding Books, Articles & More page of the Library website. You can search our library collection 24/7 using One Search.

What sort of support can the library offer?

We can help you with any of the following:

  • finding relevant and accessible literature
  • using databases and e-resources
  • referencing and citation

If you require library support during the closure period, remember you can access this online via email (library@uws.ac.uk) or via the Self Service Portal (hub.uws.ac.uk). Our staff will be available remotely to assist you. We also offer a number of online guides, videos and FAQs which you can access at #uwslibTalks Padlet.

How do I contact the Library if I am having issues accessing books/journals online?

 

For more information please head to our dedicated Coronavirus Information page here.

Explore UWS Library

UWS Library has an extensive collection of relevant resources that support learning, teaching and research. Each of our five campuses has its own library, and students can access resources held throughout the UWS Library network and online. We also have an Information Literacy Programme to support information skills development (see below).

Information Literacy Programme

We also have an Information Literacy Programme called #uwslibTalks for you. The aim of this is to give tools to support information skills across the University.

Find resources on everything from searches, referencing, plagiarism to ebooks and specialist databases.

Access #uwslibTalks

Self Service Portal

All students and staff members have access to an online Self Service Portal to search through the answers to FAQs, log calls or place service requests and review the progress of any submitted requests.

Visit the Self Service Portal

Library search

Use One Search to find, read and borrow resources in the UWS Library collection. Resources include books, e-books, journals, electronic journal articles, maps, DVDs and much more. To get the most out of One Search, sign in using your student / staff username and password.

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