Library

Re-opening our Libraries

Our Libraries are now open. We have made several changes to how we operate to keep everybody safe. The most important measure is that you will need to book a slot for your visit. Find out more about how you can use the library.

Make a booking

Use these options to book access to the Libraries at the Kedleston Road, Buxton, Britannia Mill, Chesterfield or Leek. You can also book on to one of our clinics and drop-ins, or one of our skills workshops.

Book your visitClinics and drop-ins Academic and research skills workshops

Please note, to ensure fair access for all, bookings for Library access are currently limited to one per person, per week.


Library Help

Do you need any help? Try searching our FAQs or get in touch with us via online chat from our Library Help hub.

The night of the hungry, hungry robot

There is a robot on the loose eating all the books it can get its hands on! Can you stop him and save the library?

Learn how to use the online library with this fun escape room inspired challenge. Play it here now: https://libguides.derby.ac.uk/hungryrobot

Celebrate books with us

Books For You - tell us which books you want in the Library


Here to help you learn and succeed

We have refreshed our programme of learning opportunities in academic skills, information literacy and research development, with a range of drop-ins and clinics available for specialist support, replacing our previous appointments service. Explore our full programme of workshops, drop-ins and clinics, and book in to the session that’s right for your needs.

Visit the Enhance Your Learning webpage for links to more key learning guides and resources.

BrowZine

Use BrowZine to browse thousands of academic journals available to you. You can search by your chosen subject or search for a specific title. Create your own bookshelf and be alerted when a new issue is published. Access BrowZine

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