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:
- 1.26 million books
- 406,436 e-books
- 86,616 e-journals
- 479 online databases
- 23,879 DVDs and videos
- 50,238 online videos
- 3.4 million plus images
- 85,451 items in special collections
- 6,188 print journals
Information valid at the end of February 2015.
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 2014
In 2014 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.
- 228,339 items were borrowed, including 109,259 items checked out using the self-checkout units
- 102,042 items were used within the campus libraries
- 296,096 items were renewed online
- 19,150 items were dispatched to cloud (online) students
- 37,843 items were lent to users at other campuses
- over 4.6 million electronic articles were accessed
- 1,836,789 people visited the library
- 111,529 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 snapshots.
|% of budget spent on e-resources||54%||88%|