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Students as carers

The Library is here to support all students and acknowledges that students as carers may have enhanced pressures upon them. We have highlighted below Library services which may assist you whilst studying at Warwick.

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Important notice - due to current restrictions the Library is offering a restricted service. Please check our website for the most recent updates on Library services.

The Library is still open online. To find out how to use the Library remotely, visit online teaching and learning or email library at warwick dot ac dot uk to contact to a member of staff.

Library services

Library Helpdesk

Helpdesk is open 7 days a week, from 08:30 – 21:30, so you can visit and speak to a member of staff at a time that suits you.

Book loans

Accessing e-books may be preferable as you do not need to physically visit the Library. If you do require print material, look for standard loans rather than 3 day loans. You can also renew your books and manage your account at a distance using My Library account.

Postal Loans

A new free service to post books to you if you cannot visit the Library.

Scan & Deliver

A new service to provide a chapter or article of a print resource direct to your Warwick email address.

Fetch request service

If you are unable to visit the Library regularly due to caring responsibilities, you can make use of our fetch request service. Books will be collected for you and reserved within our short loan section. Please be aware, requests take 48 hours to process, and may take longer during bank holidays and weekends.

Academic Support Librarians

Subject Librarians are subject specialists who can provide detailed and expert advice to help you carry out independent research for your assignments, projects and theses. They can help you to:

  • make the best use of the extensive range of Library resources available at Warwick
  • locate material on your reading list
  • search specialist databases to find scholarly information including journal articles and papers

Please contact them any time to arrange a one to one appointment for help with literature searching or for more information about any of our resources via subject librarians or email library at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Productivity tools

We provide guidance on different free apps and software which can help improve productivity such as time management, organisation, reading, writing and note-taking.

Accessibility

We have a range of services, software and assistive technology for customers with disabilities or learning differences.

Wellbeing and community

Study Happy

Study Happy is about supporting students' wellbeing in library spaces and beyond. Our events are a great opportunity to meet other students, develop new skills and, most importantly, take a break and have fun.

Below are some of the most popular events and activities which can be enjoyed at a distance or at any time.

Mindful Library

We provide a Mindful Library course or you can watch the Study Happy Mindfulness sessions, which are guided sessions to help you relax and improve your wellbeing.

Read for Resilience

Read for Resilience is a series of literary readings to remind us of the power of books.  Different readers choose extracts from their favourite books or poems. You can watch the full list of videos online.

Warwickshire Young Carers

Warwickshire Young Carers works to provide support to Young Carers and Young Adult Carers across Warwickshire who are under 25.

They work closely with the University of Warwick to continuously improve awareness of and support for students who are carers.

They can offer advice and guidance to students on any caring related matter or to help you manage your time at University alongside your caring responsibilities.

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