To help you Get Started using the Library we have put together some of the questions we often get asked by students.
If there is a question that hasn’t been answered here that you would like help with email library at warwick dot ac dot uk or message us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and we will get back to you with an explanation.
There is a wide range of support available within the Library. You can email us at Library at Warwick dot ac dot uk at any time. During the hours of 8.30am to 9.30pm a member of the Library Team will get back to you as soon as possible. After 9.30pm you can also use our ‘Ask a Librarian Service’.
- Find information for essays and projects
- Access key resources for your subject
- Reference effectively and avoid plagiarism
- Send the ASL for your subject an email: Academicsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk to set up a virtual 1:1 appointment
Within the Library, the Assistive Technology Area is located on Floor 1. We also have individual Accessible Study Rooms for those registered with the University’s Disability Services. For individual advice on how to use the Library and signpost to further support, please email library at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Accessing the Library and borrowing books and resources is completely free.
You can use Library Search to look for both electronic and physical books. You can search by topic, author or for a specific book title. You will also find resources for your studies on your departmental reading lists.
For more information on how to search for the readings for your course check out our Get Started Moodle Course.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic the Library introduced a fines amnesty. This will continue but may be subject to change. For the most up to date information make sure you are checking the Library website.
You will need your University of Warwick Student card to access the Library. When you arrive at the Main Library follow the signage.
The staff available will be able to provide support for basic enquiries, and their main responsibility is to monitor the space to keep it as safe as possible. Don’t forget, you can always get Library support online via:
There is lift access via the ground floor Café Library entrance on Library Road. Take the lift to the first floor. There are two alternative accessible entrances (if the lift is out of order). For more information on physical access to the Library including parking provision, lifts and toilets see the Accessibility.
Due to the current situation the opening times of the Library and the Learning Grid study spaces will be under continual review.
For the most up to date information please make sure you check both opening times, and space availability before visiting.
For opening times during Welcome Week 2020 and the weeks commencing 5th October 2020 see the news item New Academic Year – new Library opening hours.
There are a limited number of PCs available in the main Library building and Learning Grids. Due to the current situation we recommend that you bring your own device to use.
The Library Associates are Undergraduate student volunteers from multiple departments who provide Library tips and advice to students, signpost to Library services and feedback to the Library on what matters to you. The Library Associates recruit in Term 3 every year.
From time to time the Study Happy team advertise volunteering opportunities to help them run their popular events to help students take a break from their studies such as Mindfulness, Meet Study Happy and Switch on and Work, so keep your eye out on the Library Online Lounge, and the Library’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find out more about Study Happy.