Welcome to the University Library

If you’re just starting out, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the University Library. The information below gives a brief introduction to the Library facilities and services.

Get started

We know that using a university library for the first time can be daunting.  This introductory video ‘Getting ahead in your library’ will give you some tips to help you get started.

The Introduction Checklist guides you to 10 key areas of the University website to help you get set-up in your first few weeks. Click on the image below. 

Check out the induction checklist

Finding your way

We have libraries at each of our main campuses: City, Walsall, Telford and Burton. At each of these you can speak to our friendly helpful staff, access print resources, IT equipment and study spaces.

To find out how to get there, opening hours and what facilities we offer, visit the Libraries webpage.

When you visit the library, let a member of staff know it’s your first time and they will be happy to give you a quick tour and help you find your way around. Inductions and tours are available all year round. 

Learning Resources

We have numerous copies of core texts available for loan and we also have a huge bank of online texts, journals and databases which you can find using the library catalogue LibrarySearch and through the Subject Resources section of the website.

Borrowing

Undergraduate students can borrow up to 30 books at a time and they will be automatically renewed until requested by someone else. 

You can check the location and availability of items in LibrarySearch. If there are no copies currently available, or if you want to collect it from a different library you can ‘request’ it. 

For full details visit the ‘Using the Library' section of the website.

My Account

You can find all the details of your loans, requests, fines etc. in My Account. You can access My Account from the student portal MyWLV, from LibrarySearch, or the University Library homepage. Log in with your University IT account username and password.

Skills for Learning

Of course the Library is not just for resources. We offer plenty of support too. We appreciate that getting to grips with academic study skills and information skills can be daunting at first. Our Skills for Learning Team offer a range of tools and support available in the libraries and from the Skills for Learning webpage.  

Special requirements

We recognise that everyone is different and have different learning and access requirements. Whether you’re a part time student; based off-campus, or require disability support we’re committed to helping you access the information you need.

News and Updates

We’ll keep you to date with any changes to service, news and events in the Latest News section of our Library homepage.  You can also follow us on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/wlvlc 

https://www.facebook.com/wlvskills/

https://twitter.com/wlv_skills

Contact Us

You can get in contact with us via online chat, email or phone. Check the Contact Us page for details.