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COVID-19: JB Priestley Library now closed until further notice

Special measures in place to help you study from home

  • Borrowing limit was lifted to 30 books. Renew books even with fines over £5.
  • Only return books when the library re-opens. Books are now due back week commencing 31 August.
  • Fines will not be charged on overdue items.
  • NB! Many key texts are available online. Please use the Summon and catalogue search facilities to link to content.

A number of publishers have made additional online resources available to students working remotely. Please use Summon to discover existing and new content for your subject area. See our top tips for finding books during the COVID-19 closure.

Remember to take a break from your academic studies and discover FREE eBooks, magazines and audiobooks on a huge range of topics.

Academic Skills Support - Are you looking to be more effective in your studying? Advice and guidance is available to help you develop your Writing and Study skills as well as Maths and Stats skills. Book an online appointment or email Academic Skills Advice for more information.

Support from your subject librarians

Contact your subject librarian if you need any help with literature searching, referencing or finding information. Online library help pages for subject areas will also provide support information.

  • All library workshops have been cancelled. Please contact your subject librarian for individual support.
  • Support for PhD students and researchers is also available online.
  • Online support for referencing is available, including a lecture capture recording of our referencing workshop.
  • EndNote support is also available online, including the EndNote for Web workshop recording.

New Library Help service

Library Help is our new tool to assist you in getting answers to the most commonly asked questions about our library services.


Help with Summon | Search catalogue | Renew books

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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

  • 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


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Find out about

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


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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.
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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.

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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.