The University Library provides key services related to collections access and ordering, skills development, scholarly outputs, teaching support, volunteers, and outreach.
The vast majority of our digital and physical library collections can be discovered through our new Library Search. This includes journal articles, books, eBooks, DVDs and more. For precise research-related searches, we also provide access to an extensive range of specialist databases.
To support students and staff that require access to physical materials, we are pleased to announce our new Click & Collect/Returns service for items held in the BJL’s collection. This service is starting 7th July and adheres to the current social distancing guidelines to ensure it is delivered safely. Users need to book a slot and request materials (if collecting) in advance. More information is available on our website.
Our archival collections can be searched through Hull History Centre’s online catalogue. Physical access to archival collections and legacy paper catalogues is provided free of charge in the searchroom at Hull History Centre. Before you visit, please check current opening hours and ID requirements on our website as HHC is changing its services in response to COVID-19.
We operate services for staff to order materials for both teaching and research activities.
All teaching-related orders are exclusively managed through ReadingLists@Hull, our reading list software. Training and support is available for ReadingLists@Hull through our dedicated reading list support guide.
Research-related orders be requested through our Book Order Form.
Skills resource development
We have developed a significant number of SkillsGuides providing advice, bibliographies and links to online resources on a variety of subjects, including study and learning, writing and assessment, research and archives, and technology and software. All of our SkillsGuides are fully embeddable into Canvas.
We also provide access to SkillsForStudy, an interactive online resource to help students develop core university skills like essay writing, critical thinking, groupwork and more! This can be fully integrated into Canvas for use in teaching.
Guided by University and research funder policies, the University Library supports the long-term management and discovery of your research outputs, including data, theses, journal articles, conference papers and books. Find out how we can support the management of your research outputs on our website.