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Library Search: What is it? How do I use it?

Introducing the Library Search facility

Library Search


Use Library Search to:

  • find book and journals titles and other items available in print and online 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. 

About Library Search

Library Search is your key gateway into the print and electronic resources available to you via the Library. It is available 24/7 from your desktop or device, wherever in the world you are located.

It will enable you to find recommended readings and search across a wide range of full text resources to discover materials on your research topics.

You will find Library Search via all of the key systems you will use on a regular basis.  

It is available via:

You can also use this link to bookmark it for easy access in the future.
Use the videos below to find out more about Library Search and how you can use it to search for materials that you need for your learning and research.

Where can I access Library Search?

Where can I access the Library Search service?


You have easy access tothe Library Search service

You can access Library Search directly via: and from computers within the libraries

You also have access from various University systems that you will be using on a regular basis.


Library Search via Library Web Page

Use the search box on the Library Home Page

Library Search in ELE

Use the Library drop down menu at the top of the ELE screen

Library Search box via LibGuides

Use the Library Search box on the right hand side of the LibGuides home page

iExeter app

Use the Library option within the iExeter app

Searching library resources at the Penryn Campus

To search the print and streaming media collections that you have access to at the Penryn Campus use the

Penryn Campus Library Search







To search the full range of print and online resources available through the University of Exeter always use Exeter Library Search.

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