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Library Service Over Summer: We are still here for you…

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We are still here for you…

As we move into Semester 3 and the summer, some of you will be undertaking resits, some of you will be working hard on your dissertations, and others will want to get a head start on your next academic year of studies. The Library is open throughout the summer and we will continue to provide you safe access to study space and support.

What’s new?

Browsing's Back! 

It has been a long time, and whilst we love e-books, we know it's good to be able to browse the shelves and discover wider reading. We are pleased to be able to welcome you back to explore our vast physical book collections once again.

As with all of library services that we are currently able to offer, you will need to follow all of the Staying Safe on Campus guidance and we still need to follow test and trace guidelines so this service will be via advanced booking. We have allowed 30-minute time slots that you can book onto at City, Walsall and Telford libraries. 

We have switched back on our self-service machines so that you can easily borrow any books you find. The self-service machines have been reconfigured to only allow issuing, which greatly reduces the need to touch the kiosk screens during the transaction.

Please visit the Browse & Borrow page for more information, including how to book in. 

Skills for Learning

Want help with study skills? The Skills for Learning team can provide support and advice to help you with academic writing, research skills, referencing and other academic skills.

The Skills team continues to deliver online support, including bookable workshops or one-to-one appointments (email to arrange).  

We have also introduced on-campus appointments, currently at Harrison Library (City Campus) and with upcoming availability at Walsall and Telford. Visit our website to request an on-campus appointment.

And don’t forget…

Library ASSIST - Wherever you are studying from, be it at home or on campus, remember that our Library ASSIST chat service is available 24/7. Whatever time of day you find yourself studying and in need of a little help, know that you can chat live with a member of our support team or get support from qualified librarians around the clock.

Click and Collect - there are a wealth of online e-resources available to you via our catalogue, but if you prefer a print copy, we’ve got you covered. Simply log in to LibrarySearch, find the item you are after and then request the item for collection at any of the 3 main library sites. Our team will then pick the book from our shelves and email to let you know when it is ready for you to collect.

Study Space Opening hours - you can book in to use a range of our library study spaces during our opening hours below.

Harrison Library (City Campus)
  • Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday: Closed
Walsall Library
  • Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday: Closed
Hutchison Library (Telford Campus)
  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

To find out more, or to book a space, visit our study space information page.










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