Getting books and articles

 We have a large range of ebooks and ejournals online and you should begin your search with the Library Discovery Service or the resources on your Subject Page.

However, not everything is available online and so we have  a number of services to help you get hold of the material you need. 


Browse and Borrow 

The Library is open and users can browse the stock and borrow books using our self-service machines. When if you visit you must  follow current guidelines on keeping safe on campus.




Click and Collect 

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. 



Postal Loans

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




Scan and Deliver

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. 




Interlibrary Loans

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.