What you can access and borrow
The Library has an extensive collection of resources to support the University's teaching, learning and research activities, including:
- 1.25 million books
- 368,011 e-books
- 86,613 e-journals
- 419 online databases
- 23,879 DVDs and videos
- 37,846 online videos
- 3.4 million plus images
- 86,759 items in special collections
Information valid at the end of September 2014.
Facilities available at our libraries
- Nearly 1,500 study seats available in a variety of styles including zoned study spaces, group study areas, silent study areas and casual seating zones
- Computers and group tutorial spaces
- Laptops, e-readers, and recording devices can be borrowed from selected libraries
- A saturated wireless network so you can use your own laptop or device.
How our services and facilities were used in 2013
In 2013 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.
- 260,415 items were borrowed, including 100,168 items checked out using the self-checkout units
- Nearly 110,000 items were used within the campus libraries
- 260,029 items were renewed online
- 26,933 items were dispatched to cloud (online) students
- 50,390 items were lent to users at other campuses
- Nearly 4 million electronic articles were accessed
- 1,604,985 people visited the library
- 121,596 enquiries were received
- 149,000 books, e-books, videos and DVDs were added to the collection.
Our collections are shaped by emerging and new technologies. We continue to monitor how students and staff use our resources and services and respond to their needs. Below are the most interesting trend snaphots.
|% of budget spent on e-resources||54%||85%||+31%|