Teaching Facilities

Library Services

Our library provision is consistently rated as excellent - we are the only UK university library to be awarded the government's Charter Mark for 'excellent customer services' five times in a row.

The Robinson Library is our main library on campus complemented by the specialist Law Library and Walton Medical and Dental Library. We now also hold the prestigious Customer Service Excellence award for the quality of our library services.

Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week in term time with:

  • group and social study spaces
  • free Wi-Fi
  • over one million books and journals
  • 500,000 e-books
  • 200 networked computers
  • laptop loans

Our teams of Faculty Liaison Librarians have specialist subject knowledge and are there to provide you with advice, guidance and deliver inductions. The Robinson Library is also home to two of our study support services: Maths Aid and the Writing Development Centre. Take a virtual tour of the Robinson Library.

We have a range of rare and unique research and teaching resources with our special collections from rare and historic books, maps and illustrations from the mid-15th to 21st centuries.

Robinson Library on screen services

Computing Facilities

You are fully supported with technology - we provide you with free services and additional study and research resources to enhance your learning.

Across campus all our computers offer a high-speed network connection, with over 40 clusters available, some with 24-hour access.

Free Wi-Fi is available across campus. You can also use our mobile-friendly apps to help you find the nearest available free PC, view your timetable or contact your tutor.

You'll also get a University email account and if you want to publish your own website or blog, we can host that for you for free too.

Our virtual learning environment (VLE), Blackboard, gives you access to:

  • reading lists
  • course handouts
  • online assessments
  • discussions with your tutors and fellow students

With ReCap you can rewatch your lectures at anytime and the ePortofolio provision enables you to keep track of your personal and professional development while completing your research.

computing-facilities at the Students' Union