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Welcome to Loughborough University Library. Here are our quick tips for getting started with using our resources and services. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more advice or to ask us any questions.


Tip 1: Visit our Libraries

Visit the Pilkington Library at Loughborough or the Library at our London campus to see the resources and facilities available to you. Staff at our help desks will be pleased to answer any queries you have or show you around.

Opening hours

Library map

Tip 2: Find your books

Looking for your books on your reading list? Check the Library Catalogue! It’s as easy to use as Google or Amazon.

Library Catalogue

Tip 3: Borrow your books

Borrowing and returning books couldn’t be easier with our Self Service machines on Levels 1-3 of the Library. Just ask for help if you’re stuck.

Borrowing books

Tip 4: Access our online resources

Explore our vast range of online resources available through the Library Catalogue. You will need a password for certain resources and also for off-campus use.

Online resources

Tip 5: Get connected

Get help and advice on all things IT at our friendly PC Clinic here in the Library and get all your devices Wifi enabled.

IT facilities

Tip 6: Print, copy and scan

Top up your online account for all your printing and copying across the campus. The Library has printer-photocopiers on all four floors.

Printing and copying

Tip 7: Get the know how

Come along to one of our regular Get the Know How academic skill sessions for help with essay writing, referencing & citation, time management and other essential knowledge.

Get the Know How!

Tip 8: Get help with your subject

View our online subject guides to help your find information on your subject area and find out the contact details for your Academic Librarian.

Subject guides

Academic Librarians

Tip 9: Escape with a book

Take a break from your text books and browse our leisure reading section upstairs on Level 4. 

Leisure reading

Tip 10: Ask us

You’ll find our friendly team on our enquiry desks, if you have any questions. You can also email us and contact us via social media.

Contact details