- Learning Spaces
- Digital Library
- Finding Resources
- Specialist Help
- Ask Us
- Next Steps
Welcome to Learning Services and the University Library!
We understand that the first few weeks of a new course can sometimes feel like a whirlwind and it may be difficult to remember everything whilst finding your feet. So to help you out, we have produced a short video containing all of the key material we covered during your Learning Services induction.
Key facilities include:
- Access to over 230,000 items, in addition to our digital library
- A range of silent, quiet, and group study spaces
- Networked PCs and wireless access
- Printing, copying and scanning
- Access to help and support from a range of specialist staff
- Laptop loans and Media equipment loans
- A range of assistive technologies
- Bookable group and individual study rooms
The Ormskirk campus is also home to the Learning Innovation Centre (the LINC) where you can access PCs 24 hours a day, all year round. To help you find a PC in the University library or LINC use the PC availability app.
Your student log in details will give you access to a wide range of online resources including:
- Learning Edge (your tutors might call this Blackboard)
- online journals
- specialist subject resources
Learning Edge contains all your modules so it’s where you will find all your course material but it also has a ‘My Library’ tab. Use the ‘My Library’ tab to find out about the specialist resources for your subject.
To view a step-by-step guide, watch our Digital Library video.
You are automatically a member of the University library and can borrow resources with your UniCard straight away. The library catalogue is the go-to place for books and eBooks. If a particular book you want is out on loan then simply reserve it. We will send you an email to let you know when the book is ready for collection.
If we haven’t got a book you need you can request it via our Add a Book service.
You can also access digital library resources in a variety of ways.
- Through your My Library Tab in Learning Edge
- Via the library catalogue
- Or via our discovery tool Discover More
From the library catalogue you can also search for your reading list items.
Finding Your Reading List
Reading lists are the best starting point when reading for your subject. To locate your module reading list, navigate to the library catalogue homepage and click on reading lists online at the top of the screen. Watch this video for more information.
Finding and Issuing a book
You can use the library catalogue to search for books or e-books (you can use the options on the left-hand side to refine your search if you have too many results).
When you click on a book title, you will be able to see if it is held in print or if it’s an e-book. If it’s an e-book all you need to do is click on the link and read it on screen or download it.
If you have chosen a book in print, you’ll see the library location followed by the shelf mark. Make a note of the shelfmark (including any letters e.g. 808.042/GIL) and head to the library.
Watch this video for more information
To issue your book take it to the self-issue machines on the ground floor of the University library.
Watch this video for more information
Uni Skills is a brand new package of workshops, hands-on support and online resources to help you develop a range of essential academic skills and to enable you to produce high quality University assignments. Whether you’re just starting your very first assignment and want to learn about planning and structure, or are writing your final dissertation and need help with referencing, we can help you.
Watch the video to find out more.
Learning Services has a specialist team who work with students with specific learning difficulties. Their work includes assessments for dyslexia and other SpLDs, applications for disabled students’ allowance and support using assistive technologies. We have a range of specialist software which can support all students, for example ‘text to speech’ for proof reading, as well as an assistive technology room on the ground floor of the Library.
For further information visit the ASK Desk in Library or Ask Us online.
Visit the ASK desk on the first floor of the University library to speak to your subject librarian, an academic skills advisor or a member of the SpLD support team.
Student advisors are also available in the Library for 1-2-1 support on accessing resources and using Learning Edge.
You can also use our online help tool ASK US 24 hours a day. In Ask Us you can search our FAQS, email us, text us or live chat with us 24 hours a day!
Want to get to know the Library and learn all about the fantastic services you can take advantage as a student? Then come along to one of our student led Library tours! Our student advisors will also be available before and after each tour to provide support with accessing resources and using Learning Edge.
When? Every week day from 19th September – 30th September, every half an hour from 9am (last tour 4:30pm)
Where? Tours start in the Library foyer
Come and join us!
Learning Services staff will also be in the HUB, w/c the 19th September, every day from 11am till 3pm.