Libraries are open: book your visit

The Libraries continue to be open for you to study and browse. Safety is our priority, so do remember to make a booking before you visit. Find out more about how you can use the library. You can also explore frequently asked questions on our new Library Help site. You can book your visit by clicking the button below. Please note, to ensure fair access for all, bookings for Library access are currently limited to five per person, per week. Access to our libraries is for current students and staff only. Please wear a face covering for the duration of your time in the Library

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Changes to our opening hours

There are some amendments to current opening hours up until Christmas and into the New Year, so please check our opening hours  for specific details. The booking system has been adjusted according to these amended opening times.

To support you with your studies over the holiday period, we have increased the number of loans you can borrow to 20 items. If you need any assistance with this, please do contact us by clicking one of the buttons below. 

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Enhance Your Learning: learn online with the Library

We have a range of guides, videos and other resources to help you learn the key academic and information literacy skills. Visit the Enhance Your Learning webpage to get started. Why not have a go at our escape room style game, The Night of the Hungry, Hungry Robot to learn about using the essential Library resources, key skills and subject guides and resources.

If you need to get hands on experience and support with developing the skills, take a look at our range of workshops. Our new drop-ins and clinics replace our previous appointments service, and are designed to support you when you need to go further with your development. Explore our upcoming events by clicking the buttons below:

Clinics and drop-ins Academic and research skills workshops

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


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

StudyFest 2020 

We are excited to announce the launch of StudyFest @DerbyUni, a series of online events aimed to strengthen your academic resilience benefit your student life. It will take place 23 - 27 November 2020. Visit our StudyFest guide for more information and book onto our online sessions.

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