Books in the University Library

Though the University Library is closed, there are lots of ways to get the support you need for your learning

  • 30 March 2020
  • 4 min read
The University Library is closed, in line with government advice, but there are still ways to access resources for your learning. 

Library chat service

Library staff have moved from the Library Help Desk to staffing our online chat and email support services more heavily than ever before. All of our chat handling teams are experts in finding, accessing and referencing information, and will be more than happy to help you. Go to the Library website and click on the blue and white chat (speech bubble) button on the right-hand side.

Book returns

All borrowers should hold onto books that they currently have as there are no facilities to return books to the library. All books on loan will automatically renew and no automatic recall notices will be issued.

Accessing electronic resources

There are tips on logging in to access electronic resources from home on the Library website.

Physical books with no electronic version

If you require a physical book which we do not have an electronic copy of please email library@port.ac.uk and we will try to acquire an electronic copy if possible. If an electronic copy is not available we will put you in touch with your Faculty Librarian and Assistant Faculty Librarian who will try to help you find the information you need from an alternative source.

You may also find our 8 tips for studying from home useful.

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