Welcome to USW Library!

Library welcome

Information for new students

If you’re new and wondering what the library can do for you, then read on.

To find out in person, book yourself onto our Library Future Ready Students series of events.

Campus libraries

All our libraries are stocked with up-to-date and relevant study books and journals. With excellent and well-equipped learning spaces, you can choose to study in silence or in groups.

Find out more with our Getting Started guide or book yourself onto one of our library tours running from 25th September to 6th October.

During term time, we are open until late, so check our opening times here.

Online Resources

We don't just have books in our libraries. We also have online collections available to you any time and any place.

Search across a wide range of resources and find items held in these collections by using FINDit.

We have also created a set of Library guides to help guide you with subject support, referencing, eBooks and reading lists.


You can also use BOB: an on-demand radio and TV service streaming 1000s of hours of Freeview broadcasts over the last 20 years.

Contact us / Chat

If you need to speak to the Library, use our open-all-hours chat service.

Or email us. [email protected]

Faculty Librarians

Faculty Librarians provide expert and specialist support on the resources that you can use for your assignments and research.

To book an appointment, contact your Faculty Librarian.

Further Support

Being a new student can be daunting and USW have a range of support services to help you including Well-being, Student Money, Careers and Study Skills.

Links to more services can be found at the bottom of this page.

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