Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018     Views: 145

Primarily used by final year and postgraduate students, Western Bank Library has recently been refurbished and was the main University library until the opening of the Information Commons. The University’s libraries are on a number of sites and hold over 1.3 million printed volumes, as well as an extensive range of high quality electronic resources. It holds many resources including:

Who can access Western Bank Library?

Western Bank welcomes those outside the University who have a genuine need to use materials and services not available in other local libraries. Check below to see which category you can apply for. Please check before visiting, and bring photo ID with you.

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External borrowers External readers
Schools and colleges (including the Widening Participation Programme) SCONUL Access (for students and staff studying at higher education institutions)


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Electronic access help

If you have any queries about our electronic resources (databases, e-journals or e-books), please contact us.

  • Have you included full item details, title, author, year, volume, page numbers etc as this will help us to resolve your query


Accessing an ejournal article or ebook?

  • Check that the library has access to the year that you are looking for.

  • Check if the electronic resource offers full-text or abstracts only.

  • Check the eResources Service Indicators to see if any known problems exist.

  • Check that the ebook isn’t a Review

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