Guide

# Lanchester Library

The Lanchester Library is open to all University staff and students 24/7 364 days a year. It has five floors of all the resources, both electronic and print, you could need to make the best of every assignment, seminar or lecture. You will also find a range of study environments to suit everyone from quiet study and group study areas to the Postgraduate Reading Room and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

# Access

You will need you ID card to enter through the turnstiles and to borrow books. If you forget we can issue you a day pass, but we will only give you three of those in any one year so make sure you remember your card. You don’t need a booking to use the library, but you can pre-book some spaces if you want to. These include group rooms, adjustable height table spaces and spaces with a computer on Floor 1. You can do this via our booking system on Libguides (opens new window). Just click on the purple buttons.

# Book an appointment with an Academic Liaison Librarian

If you need academic support you can book a 1-1 appointment (opens new window) with our Academic Liaison Librarians (ALL). Search for your subject first to find out which ALL specialises in your area of study, and then use the online booking tool to select a time and date for your appointment.

# Flying Start

Flying Start is designed to get you up and running on your course by providing you with specific materials and experiences to help you succeed during your degree and in your career.

We offer course essentials and some great resources to help you on your way, at no extra cost. Find out more about Flying Start and what we can offer you (opens new window).

# BibliU eBook Scheme

If individual eBooks are part of your package you can access these through the BibliU platform (opens new window). To find out more, visit BibliU and go to the Login page (opens new window) and select Coventry University Log in with your usual university password.

Many more resources including those provided through BibliU can be searched and accessed using our Library catalogue Locate.

# Speak to us online

Ask us a question 7 days a week, 09:00:17:00, via live Libchat on Locate (opens new window), or leave us a question via LibAnswers (opens new window).

# What the Library offers

  • Study spaces and computer workstations including both PC and Mac as well as 180 laptops/macbooks available for loan.

  • Access to thousands of ebooks, print books and over 64 million journal articles via Locate.

  • Professional support for finding information from Academic Liaison Librarians including information skills teaching (how to search for and critically evaluate information resources effectively and efficiently).

  • Bookable group study rooms and a bookable Disability Support room including PC with Assistive software for quiet work.

  • Advice and support for research students and academics, including Open Access and research data management.

  • Advice on copyright and licensing; document supply service for items not in stock in the Library

  • A digitisation service for key chapters as well as the 'You Choose' scheme to help students recommend books for Library purchase.

Last updated: 10/02/2022, 14:01:23