Library Services

The University of Chichester Library services are based in the Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) on both of our campuses. There is a team of professional librarians at each campus who provide specialist support, deliver information skills training and manage the library resources in their subject areas. 

Tutorials can be booked with individual Subject Librarians using the Librarians and Subject pages section of the Library Services Moodle page.

If you are looking for material for essays, seminars, or projects, the subject librarians will be happy to provide advice and assistance. Our current students are automatically enrolled on the appropriate subject library Moodle pages.

Library Catalogue

Our Library Catalogue gives you easy access to the physical collections of the University and our large collection of eBooks, along with the ability to search our Discovery Service, and our ChiPrints e-repository.  For our current students there is more information about searching the catalogue on the Library Services Moodle page.

eResources and eBooks


Please see the eResources sections on the Library Services Moodle page

From here you can search for individual journal articles using our Discovery search. You can also search for whole Journal publications and access an A-Z list of Databases and eBook platforms we subscribe to with helpsheets or video tutorials available for most.  

For more information about the best databases for your subject contact your Subject Librarian or see the Librarians and subject pages.


The library purchases eBooks which current students can access using the library catalogue or via eBooks on the Library Services Moodle page.

VLeBooks - Access to individual eBooks purchased by the University of Chichester. VLeBooks are available through the online Library Catalogue or via eBooks on the Library Moodle page.

Proquest Ebook Central - A collection of more than 179,000 full-text books covering a wide range of academic subject areas, including business, computer and applied sciences, humanities, science, medicine and allied health, and social sciences.  All eBooks from Ebook Central are also available using the library catalogue or via eBooks on the Library Moodle page.

Ebscohost - All eBooks on this platform are available directly through the online Library Catalogue or via eBooks on the Library Moodle page.


Help and training on Library resources 

You can request library training sessions for any of our services by contacting your Subject Librarian or booking a tutorial on the Subject Librarian Moodle page. There are also help sheets and video tutorials available on the Library Services Moodle page.  

For help and guidance on using the Mendeley referencing tool, please go to the help pages.  For further information about training, please contact For general information about referencing please see the academic skills resources and contact the academic skills tutor: Study Skills Moodle page.

Please note, in addition, the TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) team offer training in IT skillsacademic skills, and assistive technology.

Assisted Library Services

Please ask Library staff (or SIZ staff during evenings and weekends) for additional help locating books - notice may be required depending on staff availability.

Study Room B (top floor of the Chichester LRC) is only bookable by ALS users.

Height-adjusted desks, large screen monitors, and assistive equipment can be booked by ALS users.

Coloured paper for printing/copying for ALS users.

Reserve books ahead of your visit for collection at whichever LRC is most convenient for you, by emailing 

The library team will contact publishers to locate textbooks in accessible formats.

Make an appointment with your subject librarian whenever you like during your course so they can help you with access to print and online resources and any library issues you might have.

Please contact SIZ or your subject librarian if you would like general help, laptops, netbooks, to make bookings for Study Room B and training or support for assistive technology (e.g. screen readers, magnifiers or Mind Mapping programmes).

There are guides to assistive technology on this Help website.

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