Mature Students



Calling all Mature Students – would you like some help in finding and using information?

If this is the case, the Library can help!

We offer tailored 1:1 sessions on how to use all of our resources, as well as research skills and more. In addition, we can help you with specific skills such as how to devise a search strategy and how to evaluate information.

We subscribe to a huge range of journals and have databases which are multi-disciplinary and subject specific. You can study when (and wherever) you find time, by accessing out e-books and e-journals remotely from home or on the go! We also subscribe to a range of multimedia resources, have access to historic and new newspapers, as well as a range of quick reference material. This is all in addition to our books, eBooks, DVDs and a whole range of school resource materials.

We can also offer Library Tours where we will point out the areas you are most likely to find your subject-specific resources, as well as show you other popular areas of the Library including the different types of study spaces and the study rooms.

If you would like to find out more about the Library and how to make the most of our resources, please contact your Subject Librarian. You will find their details on our Who to Contact page, and on the Library pages of the Intranet by clicking on your subject specific link on the left hand side of the screen.

Be sure to also check out our Library ‘How Do I…?’ page for our FAQs and top tips, and watch our how-to video series ‘Not a Silly Question’ where we walk you through how to search the catalogue, how to find books the Library, as well as issuing, returning and renewing items.

Need help with non-library matters? There are plenty of other sources of support around the University:

  • Academic Skills can help with referencing, any concerns you may have about return to study after a break, as well as critical reading and writing skills.
  • IT Services can provide training if you require some extra computer support.
  • Careers can help with part-time work during your course, and with preparing for life after University.
  • Student Services are always happy to help support you with any problems or concerns you may have.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we’re here to help!