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University Library Service & Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Latest Resources Updates

The Library is working with publishing partners to open up access to digital content during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Please keep checking back for the latest new content available to you. 

Please email us at or use our online chat service if you need any help to locate or access resources.

Access all your existing content via Library Search & A-Z .  All accessible from your LibGuides Homepage

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Coronavirus licensed content



Cambridge University Press 

Free access to all textbooks on Cambridge Core . You must log in using an institutional log in. 
Access is available until the end of May 2020 under coronavirus licensing arrangements.
Duke University Press


2,697 e-books from Duke UP now loaded into the catalogue. Access is available until the end of May 2020 under coronavirus licensing arrangements.  All accessible via Library Search.

Ebsco eBook Academic Collection

Ebsco have opened up access to almost 200,000 e-books. You can browse their entire collection here

Elsevier e-Textbooks

257 extra e-Textbooks have been added to the library

National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out online items from their 1.4 million book lending library.  Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library. The vast majority of the books digitised by the Internet Archive are not commercially available as ebooks, and have been digitised from books that only exist in print are currently sitting inaccessible on library shelves.  

Read more about this service

Access the National Emergency Library.  You will need to set up an account with the Internet Archive and can then immediately begin borrowing.

Oxford University Press - Law Trove & Politics Trove
Vital Source

Vital source are allowing members of authorised institutions to add 7 titles to their bookshelves, with access to the end of June. You simply need to create an account at the below link using your email address, verify this and then you can add content. there is a counter in the bottom left hand side of the screen which shows you how many books you have used already.

FAQs here


Kortext, one of the UK’s leading digital textbook platforms, in conjunction with Jisc and leading academic publishers, are launching a nationwide programme to provide free electronic access to university textbooks during this crucial revision and exam period.    The aim is to roll this programme out across the entire UK HE sector within the next three to four weeks. 

We invite any module conveners whose core module textbooks are not currently available as ebooks to complete this short online request form:

Staff in the Library will then work to see if these texts can be made available to students via this programme as soon as possible.  Not all book titles will be accessible via this service.

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