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, including library support for those self-isolating.
  • The Learning Hub is open from 8am -10pm daily and you can go to the shelves to collect any books you need as long as you can wear a mask. If you do not feel able to come into the Learning Hub for any reason then we have a click and collect service for books, which enables you, or a nominated person, to collect the items from campus.  
  • If you need to return items to us, you can either drop them into the book return bin in the Visitor Centre next door to McColls, or any book return bin throughout the Learning Hub. If you are off-site and not planning to come back for any reason, or have completed your course and you still have books from the library then email and we will advise you on how to get the books back to us.  
  • 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 loans. If you need anything at all please just get in touch at We are a friendly and helpful bunch  😊😊😊

Answered By: Library Help
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2020     Views: 10

If you are a student using a laptop given to you by UoN you will have access to Adobe Reader already. It's also called Adobe Read or Adobe Acrobat Reader. This also applies to staff using a laptop given to you for work use by IT. All laptops available to borrow for students or staff, short or long term, will also have Adobe Reader.

If you are using your own PC, tablet or phone you may need to download Adobe Reader. The free version should be fine for these purposes. Or you can borrow a UoN laptop from a laptop locker.

Unfortunately, DRM Lite works only with Adobe Reader 10 or above, and documents will not open with any other PDF viewer.