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Getting Started with the Library

24/7 online support

We're here to help and support you 24/7; use Ask Us Live Chat or email, if you need help accessing and using resources, or have any other questions just ask.

You can also check out our FAQs page

Library Information Desks


The Library team are always on hand to support you with anything you may need.

Come and see us during staffed hours at the Library Information Desks at Forum and St Luke’s Libraries in Exeter, and at the Compass Desk in Penryn Campus Library. 

We can help with general enquiries such as: 

  • Accessing your reading lists 
  • Locating a book in the Library 
  • Using Library Search 
  • Room bookings in the Library 

We are also the people who answer the Ask Us Live Chat; that's right, you'll be speaking to a real person!

Subject Specialist support 

Find resources for your subject to support your studies and learning. 

Connect with your Liaison Librarian who can offer specialist support, advice and guidance on your subject.

We can help you to:

  • Find quality information sources for essays, assignments, dissertations and research projects
  • Develop your key skills in information and digital literacy
  • Think critically about the information you find and make balanced judgements about its use 

To find your librarian, book a one to one appointment or get contact details, choose your subject from this list:

Academic skills support 

Study Zone supports your learning and skills development. This includes: online learning resources, drop-ins and workshops on a range of study skills topics, including academic writing, referencing, time management, exams and revision, and digital skills. On the Penryn campus, Academic Skills (ASK) team will support your studies, offering 1-1 support and workshops covering various aspects of study skills. 

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