Getting books and articles
However, not everything is available online and so we have a number of services to help you get hold of the material you need.
If you are local to Portsmouth the Click & Collect service enables you to reserve books that are available on the shelf in the Library or on loan to someone else. You will be notified by email when your requests are available to collect from the Library building. The collection point is near the Library cafe on the ground floor. You will need to check out books using a self-service kiosk before you can take them out the Library.
If you are a distance learner, a student who is shielding or self-isolating or a student who is studying online from home you can request books be posted out to you.
If you only need a single chapter from a book or a journal article then you can use our Scan and Deliver service to request a scan be sent to you by email.
Need a book or article that the library doesn't have? You can request an Interlibrary loan and we will apply to other libraries to see if they can send a copy of an article or book chapter to you by email, or a whole print book for collection from the Library.