If you are a part time student, you may find it useful to join a university library closer to where you live. We are members of a national scheme called SCONUL Access that aims to improve access to library resources for part time students. To find out what universities participate and how to join go to the SCONUL Access website.
Many resources in the University of Brighton are available electronically either as ebooks or online journals so can be accessed from anywhere.
If what you need is only available in print, then you could reserve it (book), or request a scanned copy (journal article). See the information on reserving and requesting.
If what you need is not held in any of our libraries then you can request it using our interlibrary loans
Part time students living outside East Sussex and whose course requires them to be on site less than once a week during term time are eligible for our postal loans service.
Send a completed registration form to your site library by email or post. Once registered you will be able to:
- request a book to be posted to you (long loans only). To request a book, find the details on the library catalogue, complete the book request form and send it to your site library by email or post.
Postal loan conditions apply:
- a maximum of 25 books in one academic year, posted within the UK and Ireland only.
- Books are issued for five weeks. You may be able to renew them for further periods of three weeks unless reserved by another borrower. Fines of 50p per day are payable on reserved books if returned after the due date.
- We will pay postage and packing from the university. You pay the postage and packing for returns.