The latest opening hours for the Learning Resource Centres are available on the Help website.
Using the library
When you arrive, you will need to register as a member of the library at the Support and Information Zone desk in the LRC. Your staff card is also your library card. You will find your library number on your staff card and you can use this number to log in to your library account on the library catalogue.
More information about Library loans.
Library Services staff intranet pages
The Library Services pages on the staff intranet have information specifically for staff. This includes information for your research, copyright and digitisation guidelines and how to request TV/radio recordings. You can also access the Library Services Moodle page for staff and students from here. Books and eBooks: the library catalogue is the key to finding books and eBooks in the library. In addition, we have collections of eBooks such as Dawsonera or Ebook Central.
You can search for journal articles using a range of eResources available on the Library Services Moodle or the Discovery Service via the library catalogue. You can also check if we subscribe to a specific journal on Journal Titles A to Z. For more information on finding information, please contact your subject librarian.
Library guidelines for reading lists are available on the staff intranet under Library Services, Your Teaching. As a general rule, we buy one copy of a core text per ten students. Your subject librarian will provide training on ChiReadingLists software. More information and training guides are available on the ChiReadingLists Moodle.
Digitisation and copyright
Digital extracts from many books and journals can be requested via your ChiReadingLists to include on your course Moodle. This will ensure compliance with copyright regulations.
Library support for your students
Subject librarians collaborate with academic staff to provide a programme of information research skills training for students at induction and throughout their course. Please contact your subject librarian for more information.
The library provides a variety of learning environments, including group study areas, silent study and bookable group study booths. PCs are available as well as power points for mobile devices.
Supporting your research
A team of subject librarians is here to support your teaching and research.
Using other libraries
The university participates in the Sconul Access scheme so you can use most UK academic libraries. You can apply for items that are not held at Chichester via the Inter Library Loans service. Complete a form available at SIZ or library enquiry desks.
Mendeley for Reference Management
Mendeley allows you to store and organise your research sources as well as creating in-text and reference lists in Word in your chosen referencing style.
Mendeley has an online version and a desktop version. The desktop version is available to download on University PCs from the Managed Software Centre. Off campus, the free software can be downloaded from https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop. In addition, your online version can be accessed at any time from https://www.mendeley.com/library and will include the same references as your desktop account. However, you must use the Desktop version if you want to incorporate your references into Word.
Training for Mendeley is provided by subject librarians via the Staff Development Programme or can be arranged by tutors for groups of postgraduate students.