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Get Started

The Library is at the heart of campus, and will be a central part of your University experience.

We understand there is a lot of information to take in when you first use the Library, so to make things easier, we have compiled the essential information you need to ‘Get Started’ – our Library induction programme.

As a Warwick student, you are automatically given a Library account.

  • Your University ID card is also your Library card – you’ll need this to enter Library spaces, and to borrow books.
  • There is wifi throughout our spaces – use your Warwick username and password to sign on to ‘hotspot secure.’

Log into your My Library Account via the tab on the Library homepage.

  • Use it to keep track of your loans, view your reading history, see when loans are due back and avoid library fines.
  • You can also renew loans online from the comfort of your room.


There are over 1 million books for you to use. Explore the collection using ‘Library Search.’

Once you know which books you want to read, you’ll need to locate them. Write down the classmark which you’ll need to navigate the shelves. Don’t worry if you need to ask for help – most people do! Just ask a member of staff – we love to help!

As a Library member, you have access to thousands of academic journals, articles and e-books. Explore them using ‘Library Search.’

Access them from anywhere with an internet connection using your Warwick username and password.

An Academic Support Librarian advising a student in the consultation pod

Did you know there is a subject specialist librarian for your department?

They provide expert advice to help with your assignments, training and workshops, and even have a drop in Consultation Pod for you to visit in the main Library building.

The Library offers a packed calendar of social and wellbeing events designed to help you Study Happy PAT dogs, cultural celebrations, and peer to peer learning opportunities are all included for free.

Check out the What’s On Calendar and get involved.

A range of free online courses to help you make the most of your Library is available. Some are subject specific, while some are more general.

Try Get WISe: Warwick Information Skills, which is designed to introduce you to university research skills and using the Library.

We offer a variety of study spaces to suit you. As well as the main Library, there are the Learning Grids in University House, Rootes building and Leamington Town Hall. The PG Hub is for postgraduates, and the BioMed Grid for Medical and Life Sciences students.

You can see 360 degree views of our spaces to help you get a feel of the place before you arrive. Find your way around our Library spaces using our handy floor plans.

We aim to make our spaces and collections accessible to all!

We offer assistive technology, accessible and sensory study rooms, and can arrange individually tailored induction tours for anyone wishing to discuss support for specific needs.


We are here to help!

The main Library Helpdesk is open 8.30am – 9.30pm, or you can email library at warwick dot ac dot uk with your enquiries.

There are also staff on hand around our spaces outside of these hours. After 9.30pm, our online chat service ‘Ask a Librarian’ is available.

When you first start using the library you might find some unfamiliar words and phrases – our handy guide will help you make sense of it all.

You will find multifunctional printers throughout our spaces where you can print, photocopy and scan documents.

Top up your printer credits online to print or copy. Scanning is free!


Self-guided tour

Why not take our self-guided tour at a pace that suits you and familiarise yourself with Floor 1 of the Library.

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