Library services

Opening hours

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.

Finding information

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.

Journals

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, 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 academicskillsadviser@chi.ac.uk.

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 a form available at SIZ or library enquiry desks.

ChiPrints

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.

Endnote

Endnote reference management software is loaded onto all desktop PCs in the university and can be synchronised with your Endnote Web account to be accessed remotely. Training on Endnote is provided by subject librarians via the Staff Development Programme and installation instructions are available on the help website.

Video guides

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