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Welcome New Students: How to Find What You Need

This guide is designed to assist new students by providing an overview of our services, facilities and resources.

Using the Library

Students participating in group study in the Social Hub in James Joyce Library. They are sitting on purple couches Find out...


Finding Information

A student  on a laptop in a big comfortable pink chair by a window in the Library HubWant to get started on your reading? Go to OneSearch and get instant access to our books, ebooks, journals, and more.

For extra help and information on using Library resources check out our large range of guides and tutorials on using our resources and services.

Alternatively, look at the selection of classes available to help in your course work.

Start off with our "Finding and Borrowing Books on your Reading List" video shown below.

Finding Information

The key to getting the best out of our resources is knowing how to search both our print and online collections. The following pages will help you do this:

Our online search tools

How to find books and ebooks

How to find journals

How to search databases

How to access our resources off campus.

You can also view our video tutorials explaining how to find books, e-journals and items from your reading lists on our YouTube channel.

Study Spaces

When it comes to study spaces, we have over 3000 for groups and individuals across our five sites. The Library Hub, a high-quality learning space located on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library, provides wired spaces for laptop use and individual work spaces. It also provides extra much needed group and collaborative workspaces for our users. You can use any of our libraries with your library card.