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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.


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Tip 1 - Always remember your ID card

The University Library has barrier access controls. This means you need your ID card for both entry to and exit from the building and to borrow any material from the Library. You can also use it to log in to the printer/photocopiers in the building.

Entering the library Borrowing Printing

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Tip 2 - Find your books

Use our easy to search online catalogue to help to you locate books, articles and other information available in the Library and online. You will find the recommended reading for your modules on our reading list system.

Library catalogue Reading lists Subject guides

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Tip 3 - Borrow your books

Borrow and return books using our self service machines and follow the easy on screen instructions. You will need your University ID card to borrow books but you don’t need it to return them. You can print a receipt but we’ll also email you to confirm the items you have borrowed. Check your account online by logging in to the catalogue. There is lots more information about borrowing on our website.

Borrowing books

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Tip 4 - Booking Study Spaces

When you use the Library, there are a wide range of different learning spaces. When you come into the Library, you can decide what is best for you. There are 11 bookable group study rooms of variable sizes distributed throughout the Library, 7 bookable booths located on Level 4, and 20 bookable individual study carrels

Study Spaces Room Booking System

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Tip 5 - Get connected

Get help and advice on all things IT at our friendly PC Clinic. IT staff can help with connecting your personal devices to the Wi-Fi network and offer advice about storing and managing your documents.

PC Clinic

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Tip 6 - Library Support

The Library offers a wide range of study support, from writing better essays to citation and referencing and writing a literature review.

Academic Skills Subject Guides Academic Librarians

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Ask us

You’ll find our friendly team on our help desks in Loughborough and London if you have any questions. You can also email us and contact us on our social media channels. Don’t forget to follow us!

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