Physical resources

Main Library at night news

Physical resources remain key to many disciplines and not everything can be made available electronically for reasons of cost and availability. During the last 12 months, 42,037 unique print titles were borrowed (often in multiple copies) and of these titles only 2,344 have an equivalent matching e-book (6%). LLC are working with the Business Recovery Group to establish a Covid-Safe 'Click and Collect' service from the Main Library, and a Postal Service. A FreePost service to return library books has been set up.

If you require urgent access to physical research resources or are aware of physical resources which are critical to your on-campus teaching provision for 20/21, please make the LLC aware of them using the form:

 Covid-19: Request Physical Scholarly Resources 


Resources Support

Queries about any scholarly resource provision can be directed to the LLC Resources Team at

Digital Skills and Resources staff from the LLC are also available for weekly drop-in sessions.

Come along to any drop in session on Wednesdays 12 noon - 1pm to get support with identifying suitable eresources, editing existing resource lists and compiling new lists:

Weekly, Wednesday 12-1

In our Collaborate drop-in room 

The Research & Resources Division of the LLC&CI will be updating a new blog with details of newly licensed scholarly resources, open educational resources, and highlighting existing provision and content:

Access Research & Resources Blog