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Online Library: Using the Library

Student IT

The University campus study facilities include 2114 study seats,1025 networked PCs, printing, copying and scanning facilities.

Wi-fi is available throughout the University centres and a mobile printing facility is available to allow use of this service from personal laptops, smartphones and tablets. 

All students receive £25 (non-refundable) free printing credit to use at the start of their programme. Additional credit can be purchased by logging into your Printing Account. Unused print credit is not refundable at the end of your course, so please purchase only the credit you require.

Students have access to the Office 365 suite of tools. Office 365 is a collection of apps and cloud based services that you can use to be productive across a variety of devices from just about anywhere. The Office 365 suite of tools includes Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. Login to your O365 Account.

Office 365


If you experience any problems with the IT systems, please speak to a member of library staff. You can also contact the IT team directly in the following ways:

English Support

Learning Support and Inclusion

The University is concerned that students are offered appropriate support and guidance to enable them to benefit fully from the library service.

In order to achieve this all students will be offered the opportunity to discuss any specific requirements with University staff. With your permission, requests for assistance may be passed onto the library and dealt with on an individual basis in consultation with the Learning Support Officer.

The kinds of provision which may be discussed include:

  • Individualised inductions so that needs may be discussed.
  • VLE materials and texts in alternative formats.
  • Support to get texts out into Braille/audiotape.
  • Priority access.
  • Purchase of assistive aids.

In addition to individual requirements which may be agreed, some students with a learning support agreement may be awarded additional print credit or use of a locker. It is considered the Library's revised loan policy is generous to all students and extended loans are unlikely to be needed. 

The facilities available in all of our libraries to support your learning include:

  • Screen Reader (JAWS).
  • CCTV Scanner/Magnifier.
  • Large Monitors.
  • Coloured Overlays.
  • Ergonomic Input Devices (mouse and keyboard)
  • Headphones.
  • Mind View Matchware Mind Mapping Software.

Students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities should contact Learning Support in the first instance at or visit the Learning Support and Inclusion pages on the Hub.