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University Library

Library services for part-time students

Postal Loans Service available: Did you know that UK-based students registered on part-time courses can ask for library books to be posted to their home address? Follow the link in the "Related Links" box on the right for more information.

This suite of pages will give you an over-view of the services offered by the Library to students registered on part-time courses. The section on visiting the library gives details of how to reach the university libraries, maps, and information about opening hours and parking. The pages on finding and accessing resources guide you through the resources available to you and provide information on borrowing books, managing your loans as well as guiding you to subject specific information, current awareness tools, online tutorials, and subject help.

The page on library services you can access from home shows at a glance the range of resources available to you through Durham University Library. Using other libraries gives details of access schemes which will enable you to borrow books from libraries throughout the UK and gives links to national libraries which you might need to use before the end of your studies. Part-time students at Durham University are normally able to borrow books from other academic libraries across the UK and Ireland as part of an access agreement called SCONUL Access. This means that if you are studying part-time at Durham, you could borrow from a local academic library rather than having to make a trip to Durham.

Staying in touch outlines the ways that the Library will contact you, and the section on further help lists the best people to contact if you should need help at any point.

Remember, the Library staff are here to help.