Library resources

Opening hours

The latest opening hours for the Learning Resource Centres are available on the Help website.

Using the library

University of Chichester staff are automatically given a library borrower account. Your staff card is also your library card and can be used on the library self-service machines. 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. If your card is not working, please visit the SIZ desk in the LRC. 

More information about Library loans.

Your subject librarian can provide a library induction for you on all aspects of the services detailed below.  Please contact your subject librarian to arrange this as soon as you can

Finding information

Library Services Staffnet 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. The library catalogue is the key to finding books and eBooks in the library. You can also access individual eBook platforms on the Library Services Moodle.


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.

Reading lists

Library guidelines for reading lists are available on the staff intranet under Library Services, Supporting 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.

Academic skills workshops for students are also available throughout the year and can be booked at the SIZ or by email to

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

More information about university research support is available on the Library Services Moodle or the Research Moodle

Subject librarians

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 an online form on the Library Services Moodle or pick up a form available at SIZ or library enquiry desks.


You can improve your global online presence by adding your publications to the University EPrints research repository. Enrol on the ChiPrints Moodle for more information about the repository.

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.

More information is available on the Mendeley overview page.

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 In addition, your online version can be accessed at any time from 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.

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