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How to get started using UWS Library

Accessing the Library

You will be asked to log in when accessing any of UWS Library’s electronic resources and services. Always bring your Library card with you when visiting the Library. You will need your card to borrow books.

Students: log in with your student username and password. Your UWS Student ID card is your Library card.

Staff: log in with your username and password. Visit your nearest campus library to register for a UWS Staff Library card.

Library Catalogue

The Library catalogue is named One Search - One Search lets you search for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media and more. To get the most out of One Search, you’ll need to sign in using your student / staff username and password.

UWS email account

Please ensure you have access to your UWS email account as we will communicate with you by email. We will send you emails to let you know when books you have reserved are ready for collection, reminders when books are due for renewal and a monthly activity statement so you can keep track of all your Library loans.

Self Service Portal

All students and staff members can access the 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

Alumni, Associate or Visitor

Everyone is welcome to visit our campus libraries.

Registration is available to all and is free of charge to:

  • Associate students - please ask if in doubt about your status
  • Distance, part-time and research students, and staff, from other UK universities - please request SCONUL Access membership first
  • Former students (Alumni) - please bring proof of graduation
  • Retired members of staff

Otherwise there is a charge of £25 per year for UWS Library membership.

Once registered with us, you may borrow up to 5 items at a time on 4 week loan. If you wish to borrow a book from another UWS campus, please phone, e-mail or ask in person at the Library Info Point and staff will reserve the book for you to be picked up from your local campus at a later date.

Wi-fi: If you are registered at another UK university you can bring your own device and login to wi-fi in the Library through the EduRoam service.

Alumni, Associates and Visitors may not borrow 3 hour or 1 week loan items and, due to licensing restrictions, access cannot be provided to UWS electronic resources.

Last updated: 30/01/2020