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Library Basics: Getting Started

This Library Basics LibGuide will get you started in using the Library resources, services and facilities.

You will find answers to most  basic library questions here. Just get in touch if you need further guidance.

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Library Search


Use Library Search to:

  • find book and journals titles and other items available online or in print via the Library Catalogue.

  • search for Articles + more across a wide range of full text resources via the library's discovery serviceThis allows you to search within books and journal articles to find relevant content.  

Help and guidance on using Library Search is available online via the Library Search LibGuide.

Databases A-Z

Use the Databases A-Z List to select a specific resource for comprehensive searching. You can browse by subject or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource. A short online demo is available to guide you. 

Where is your Library?

Library via iExeter

You can use the iExeter app to access your Library Record and to search online

The app is free to download and is available across a wide range of smartphones plus there is a desktop version.

The iExeter Desktop version will work on any internet enabled device, so you don't need to miss out if you're not using iPhone or Android.  

There is a shortcut to iExeter Desktop on all Cluster PCs.




The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

Scan this code to be taken to the download store for your phone

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