Answered By: Matt Thompson
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2022     Views: 490

All students, both campus-based and distance-learning, have full use of the digital library, and can access ebooks, ejournals and databases from the Library website.  Distance learning students can also benefit from postal loan and digitisation services for print-only items.  

Postal loans

  1. Find the item in Library Search
  2. Login to your library account
  3. In the Get It section, click on 'Request'
  4. Select Pick Up Location = 'Personal Delivery', and select either your Home or Work postal address.
  5. Click on 'Request'

Books will be posted to you free of charge, and a free postage label will be included for returns. Please keep proof of posting when you return the books to the library.

Further information is available in this video on postal loans [7 minutes] which covers how to request postal loans, how long for delivery of postal loans, how long to borrow postal loans, and how to return postal loans.

Digitisations

If you require only part of a print only item, you can request the digitisation of an extract (normally 1 chapter or 10% of the total pages). Please check that the item is not already available as an ebook or ejournal, or digitised on your module's e-reading list, before requesting a copy.

  1. Find the item in Library Search
  2. Login to your library account
  3. In the Get It section, click on 'Get a chapter or article'
  4. Complete the 'Part to Digitise' i.e. chapter, article or pages to be copied
  5. Agree to the 'Copyright Declaration'
  6. Click on 'Request'

The item will then be scanned and a copy sent to you by email. Please note that digitisations are for your personal use and should not be shared.

Further information is available in this video on digitisations [6 minutes] which covers how to request digitisations, how long for delivery of digitisations, and how to use digitisations, including copyright restrictions.