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Getting Started in the Library

Read our guide to get started using library services.

Library Borrowing

More details on standard, two week & two day loans, along with borrower entitlements for different types of user. Links to renewal, fines & e-payment information are available.


Details about the Library's journal collection, including print journals, electronic journals and the UFindit service.

Learning Spaces

Details of learning spaces at each campus library, including study spaces, silent study areas, group study rooms & PC availability.

Laptop Lending

The Library laptop lending service is now available at all campus libraries.

Hot Lockers

The Library hot locker service, for charging and storing your devices, is now available at Belfast library.

Electronic Resources

View the range of electronic resources offered by Library Services.

Special Collections

The Library holds a significant number of special collections of local, national & international interest. Collections are held separately from the main stock in the library and access conditions will vary. Enquiries from both members of the University & external researchers are welcome.

Document Delivery

The Document Delivery Service is used to request books which are not available from the Library, as well as journal articles which you cannot obtain from the print or electronic collection.

Document Delivery Request Form

View the Document Delivery Request Form.

Stock Purchase Request

Users may suggest a purchase using the Stock Purchase Request form for books that are not available from the Library. Suggested purchases are considered by your Subject Librarian whom academic staff may also email directly regarding recommendations for purchase.

Scanning Service

A centralised service for scanning & digital storage of required material.

Services to Specific Users

Information on services for specific types of user, including details of tailored services.

Borrowing & Access Schemes

Details of borrowing schemes and access arrangement for external users.

University Archive

The University Archive, established in 2002, reflects the history & development of the University and its predecessor institutions.