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General Library Guide: Library Services

Your guide to our Libraries and the services we provide

University Coronavirus updates

Please read the university's latest Coronavirus updates.

Getting Help

For subject support including help with eresources please contact your subject support Librarian. Find out who your subject support Librarian is here: Contact a Librarian

The My learning/Learning support pages in the portal are your gateway to our online resources; use them to learn how to use online resources, renew loans, reserve books and find IT help and advice. Detailed help is also available from the Library online Moodle course iPROGRESS accessible via the portal.

General Library Guide

Our campus libraries will close at 5pm, Tuesday 24 March, until further notice. Please read the university's latest Coronavirus updates.

There are three libraries within the University.  All libraries have different kinds of study spaces, including group-study areas and rooms equipped with assistive-technologies.  Further information can be found here 

If you are a student or a member of staff you will have access to all university libraries.

Students and staff need their Greenwich Gateway iD Card to access and borrow items from libraries. Never borrow books for another person to use. You are responsible for everything borrowed on your account, including fines for late renewal or return, and replacement charges for any item not returned. 

Our libraries are open seven days a week. Find out more about specific opening times before you visit.

Key messages about borrowing

Loans will auto renew, and it will be done for you by the system. No need to worry about doing it yourself. 

  • If someone requests the item you have borrowed, please bring it back as soon as possible.
  • Check your library account via LibrarySearch regularly.
  • Follow @UoGlibraries for important messages from our libraries.
  • You will receive a statement once a semester which shows a snapshot of what items you have on your account, including overdue items and fines.
  • Fines can be paid over the phone on 020 8331 9651
  • Ensure that you use check your university email account for notices which will tell you if you need to return books or if they are overdue.


Sometimes you may be blocked from borrowing. Find out more about possible blocks here.

Borrowing may be affected between 7.00am to 8.00 am (Tuesday) due to maintenance.


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