Finding Information Electronically & The Document Delivery Service
You can search the catalogue from the library webpage to see if we hold the information you are looking for. Please check carefully as there should be many books for your subject available to read online immediately as an ebook.
Not all books are published in an electronic format but when they are available, we purchase as many ebooks appearing on your reading list as we possibly can. If the book you’re looking for does not appear on your reading list but it is important to your studies, please get in touch with us, we may be able to add it to our online collection if it has been published electronically.
There will be times when the book or journal article you are looking for is not available online, off-campus students can use our Document Delivery Service. Copyright Law will allow us to scan and send one chapter or 10% of a book, and one article from an issue of a journal. Please see further information on this service and the document delivery request form here;
If the journal article you are looking for is not available electronically you can make a document delivery request for it. If we hold the journal in print format, we can scan and send you a copy of the article via email. If we do not have the journal in the library, we can request the article on your behalf through the Inter Library Loan Service.
We always recommend starting your search for resources through the library webpage but you may also find it useful to search Google Scholar for a combination of subscription content and open access content. Many journal articles are published as open access which means they are free to access and read online.
Please see our guide which includes a video all about accessing resources that are not online.