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Welcome to Your Library

Library Welcome and Getting Started, Your library is here for you, and we want to help you study, research and get the best out of our resources, spaces and services.

Start by searching the library collections using OneSearch to discover the digital and physical resources on offer. Explore your subject library pages to find your way to the best resources for your course. Be inspired by our campaign displays and reading schemes such as Reading for You. Visit the campus libraries for individual and group study space as well as browsing the physical collections. Ask our friendly library staff in person and online for whatever help you need, and don't forget, there is no such thing as a silly question! Thrive on your course with support from the library Skills@Cumbria team.


Getting Started

  • Library Tours

    Each tour lasts up to 30 minutes and is designed to

    • welcome you to your library and help you find your way round
    • briefly introduce you to facilities and services based in the library
    • introduce you to the vast range of 24/7 digital library resources available to you online beyond the physical library building
    • ensure you know where to find help and support

    Drop-in tours (no need to book) will take place at your campus library: (dates, times tbc)

    To arrange a tour for yourself or a group outside of the regular times adversised above, please contact us via the Student Enquiry Point 

  • Collecting your Cumbria Card

    Undergraduate or postgraduate students can collect their Cumbria Card from their campus Library during our opening hours.

  • Help with accessing and using our services

    Our staff are available to help you:

    • In person at the enquiry desk in your campus library
    • Contact us via the Student Enquiry Point with any queries about the library, referencing, accessing library resources and academic skills.
    • You can book a 30 minute online skills appointment with a Library and Academic Advisor (subject to availability). We use Microsoft Teams for online appointments. Appointments are booked through the online bookings system: Book an academic skills appointment.
    • The Skills@cumbria team provide regular webinars on key topics.  See the Webinars page for more information and to book a place.
    • The library provides an out of hours Ask a Librarian service.  They can help with accessing resources and signposting help but are not able to help with academic skills queries.
  • Your feedback is important

    If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, please do let us know – we want to hear from you.

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