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International students

The Library would like to welcome all our international students and staff to the University of Bradford. We hope your time spent with us at the University and in the city will be a positive and rewarding experience.

Our desire is to offer you an inclusive and supportive environment via our library servicesresources and information skills teaching.

Getting started

We recommend that you begin by attending a library induction with your Subject Librarian. This will help you to become familiar with all the relevant library resources and how to locate them. 

International students

Library resources

Library catalogue - find all your library resources in one place.

Summon - a powerful search engine that provides fast, simple access to scholarly material at the University of Bradford.

Language Centre Readers - classic novels by American and European authors adapted for different reading levels. They are in the JB Priestley Library at class number 428.6 LANG

Bradford Public Library - public libraries have many useful resources available including Asian language services, books, films and other materials in a number of languages.

Find your Subject Librarian - Subject Librarians are there to help you with subject-specific queries, locating and using library resources etc.

Study skills

The Library offers a range of services and resources to assist you with your studies. We have collated a selection below for you to get started.

Useful study skills books for international students

Library workshops 

Academic Skills Advice 

Language Centre

Citing and referencing guides


University of Bradford Library is a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside University Librarians' International Student Support (YHULISS)