There are currently no Library staff on the Waterside Campus but we are still here to help:

  • Your books have been renewed automatically and we will continue to do this until we have been told that we can safely reopen the service
  • A click and collect service for books that are not available on NELSON will  be available from Monday 15th June. There is a web form to complete that gives details of how to request and collect items
  • If you want to return your books, for example you are in your final year and will not be returning to campus, you can either post them to us or drop them into the Visitor Centre next to McColls. They will stay on your account until we get back on campus to return them but do not worry about that
  • Please do speak to us if you need any help, you can email us at or use our web form 
  • E-Books and e-journals – and remember, around 80% of our resources are available online as e-books, e-journals or online videos, so check on NELSON to see what we hold electronically.   
  • Please do not stress about your library account or items. If you need any books or articles, please just get in touch. We are a friendly and helpful bunch, please get in touch if you need us!! 😊😊😊

Answered By: Academic Liaison
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2016     Views: 123

You can find a range of databases that we subscribe to via NELSON or use this direct link to our A-Z Databases. There is a ‘Subjects & categories’ tab at the top of the page, where you can see databases specific to your subject or category.



For most databases you will need to use your University login details, sometimes known as single sign-on.

There are a few databases which do not use the University login details and for these the log-ins are displayed when you click on the database. If you are off-campus, you may need to contact, who will give you a code to enable you to view the database password.