Answered By: (Online Librarian or covering Librarian) Online Programmes
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2016     Views: 342

If you are studying an online programme you should use the Library for Online Programmes as your primary method for obtaining E-Resources.

If you are studying an online programme and wish to access the physical University of Liverpool Libraries you will need to register for a category of Library access, this requires completing a registration form and consenting to have your photograph taken for registration purposes in the library.
Note - you must have a current UK residential address to register for any category of physical Library membership/borrowing. Also note, students with Laureate will need to apply via our external borrowers (other membership options) route (unless an alternative membership option is used).
Please see this guideline for online students on categories of membership for Accessing/ using the physical Libraries.

Other (non-UoL) Libraries

If you are studying an online programme and wish to use another (external/non UoL) University library then you should investigate the options available for access/ borrowing on their external Web pages.

You should note that use of the SCONUL access scheme for using other UK University Libraries is limited to current borrowing members of the University of Liverpool Library, if you are not a full borrowing member of the University of Liverpool Library we are unable to provide a SCONUL card.

You may also wish to explore accessing public or National Libraries. You can access online catalogues to view the contents of these Libraries or you may wish to explore use of Inter Library Loan or item delivery/ request services available in these Libraries (see guideline below).

You may also wish to email/ write to an external Library to explore access options including your full name, University ID number, programme of study, contact details for an academic tutor or other staff member and an explanation of why you would like to use their Library. 

Please see the following guideline on Using other Libraries.

We provide a dedicated E-Learning Librarian to assist you in using Library resources. If you have any problems using the Library or technical problems, please see the Contacts area of the Library for Online Programmes. Also see our guides, videos, tutorials and Library Training Module available via the Library for Online Programmes

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