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You may not be on campus but we are and we're still ready to help, no matter where you are:

  • The Service Update page on our website has all the latest information about our services and any changes to normal operations
  • If you need to return items to us and are unable to hold on to them during this lockdown then please email library.returns@northampton.ac.uk for advice. Please do not come on to campus just to return items during the current restrictions
  • Please do not stress about your library account or loans. If you need anything at all please just get in touch at libraryhelp@northampton.ac.uk. We are a friendly and helpful bunch  😊😊😊

Answered By: Library Help
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2020     Views: 89

You've probably heard people mention the University Library, but how do you use it? Do not worry, we have your answers here!

Once you have fully enrolled on your course and your course has started you are automatically added to the Library as a member, meaning you will be able to borrow library books using your Student ID card.

The library has both online resources and a physical collection. The physical library collection is located in the Learning Hub. You can browse through both the online resources and physical collection on NELSON, you can think of this as being like an online catalogue showing all of our books and resources. We have a guide to getting started with finding books and library resources, check it out if you'd like a little walkthrough.

If you're thinking about borrowing a book, have a quick look at our guide to borrowing and returning resources. Once you are borrowing resources, you will also want to know about your library account, which you can use to help keep track of your books and due dates.