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Library at a glance - Summer 2021

Your library at the heart of the campus

Click and Collect service for print materials

  • Staff and all students - Reserved books may be collected Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00 and on Saturday 10:00-16:00.

Laptop loans

Study space booking service

Printing and photocopying

Freepost book returns

Special measures to help you study from home

Visiting Special Collections in JB Priestley Library




Your 24-hour digital library

Studying away from campus? The Library is open 24/7 for you to ask a question, reserve a print book to pick up, use our extensive online resources, or make an online appointment in MS Teams with your subject librarian.

How can I use library resources like eBooks, eJournals and reading lists from home?

What online help can I get from my subject librarian?

How do I book an appointment with my subject librarian?

What online help can I get for referencing?

What online help is there for postgraduate students?

Library help, including 24/7 online Chat service.

Library induction


Help with Summon | Search catalogue | Renew books

Find materials

  • Summon
  • Catalogue
  • Databases and subject specific resources
  • Reading lists
  • Bradford Scholars repository
  • eBooks 
  • Journals
  • New books and books on order
  • Our collections
  • Reference materials
  • Finding books during the COVID-19 closure

Using the library

  • COVID-19 new service information
  • My Library
  • Access online resources
  • Borrowing and returning
  • Group study rooms and equipment
  • Library help
  • OpenAthens accounts
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Reserving and renewing
  • Suggest a new book
  • Visitor access


Find out about

  • Copyright
  • EndNote
  • Inter-Library Loans
  • Literature reviews and systematic reviews
  • Open Access
  • Plagiarism
  • Referencing
  • Workshops
  • Academic Skills


Additional help

  • Alumni
  • Collaborative partners
  • Disabled users
  • Distance learners
  • International students
  • Researchers
  • School and college visitors
  • Video guides
I’ve really liked the flexibility around library opening hours, as an environment for learning it's friendly and helpful.

Special Collections

Discover over 150 collections of rare books and archives: manuscripts, letters, photographs, artworks, newspapers, maps, pamphlets, objects, digital files, and even J.B. Priestley's pipes.  A wonderful resource of images, stories and ideas for students, staff and members of the public.

Research support

Our research support team is ready to assist with Open Access, literature searching, increasing citations, etc either in person, or through workshops and events.