The Library

We have vast library facilities here at Huddersfield and offer all new students a library tour during their first weeks to ensure they can get to grips with the service quickly.

The Queensgate library is open seven days a week in term time – and computers are available 24 hours a day throughout most of the year, so you can study early or late if that suits you better. 

You can check out books, and return them, using our electronic systems, and you can get help from our specialist library and IT staff.  You can also keep a check on what you’ve got on loan via our app which you can download to your smartphone.

Dave Pattern, our Library Systems Manager won the title of Information Professional of the Year in the annual Information World Review awards in 2010. The former student, who has made some radical changes to the library, said: “I wanted to make the library catalogue system a bit more ‘Amazon-y’ to move it away from being like a stock inventory and become more of a useful tool for students.”

Resource Checklist

✔ Your own log-in to computing and library facilities providing all the software and learning resources you need plus high-speed internet access.

✔ Your own e-mail account.

✔ Up to 1GB storgae space on a central network, accessible both on and off campus, and more if you need it.

✔ Campus-wide wireless networking providing access to the internet.

✔ IT help and support to you 24 hours a day.

✔ Access to a global network of knowledge, comprising millions of books, journal articles, databases and media items, many available electronically through the University's ground breaking resource discovery tool, Summon.

✔ Specialist subject librarians, trained to help you find information, in person, by phone or via e-mail; bespoke training in information handling for researchers.

✔ Central help desks with flexible opening hours and an electronic enquiry service.

✔ A comprehensive range of services to assist students with disabilities.

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Last updated Thursday 22 August 2013
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