Welcome - Autumn Term

Welcome to  USW Library Services

Library Services provides a wide range of high-quality library and information services to USW students, academics and researchers.

Getting Started at the Library

Whether you are studying online or coming to campus this guide will help you get started using the library. 

Getting started Guide

Appointments with your Librarian

Your librarian can help you get the most out of both the online and physical libraries. 
If you want help with finding resources for your assignments or just want to know more about library services you can make an appointment with your specialist librarian. 

Appointments to choose from:

  • Teams (online)
  • Face to face – on campus (subject to availability)
  • Email

Book an appointment online
or email your librarian to arrange a date and time. 

Study Spaces

Students no longer need to book to use an individual study space.

Group study spaces are available to book on Connect2



If you have a question about the Library, check our frequently asked questions. 

If you cannot find what you are looking for here, use our 24/7 chat service.

Return of Library Books

If your books have been recalled or you have finished with them please return to any campus library.

You can return your books… 

  • In person – use the self-service machines during opening hours
  • By using the return boxes outside each campus library when the library is closed
  • Use the postal return service – if you can’t get to campus

Borrowing Books

Browsing the shelves 
You are  welcome to browse the library shelves to find books to read in the library or to borrow. 

Alternatively, if you wish, you can reserve your books online and collect in person.

Take them out using the self-service machines. 

You can use our postal loan service if you cannot access the library.

Borrowing Laptops

Self service laptop lockers are on every campus. Available on first come first serve basis. 

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