Welcome to the Ulster University Library

"  Welcome to the Library at Ulster University. We encourage you to make full use of our resources & services to support you with your academic studies and to help you to maximise your potential.

All new and returning students are invited to attend an induction session, these introductory sessions will help you to get started with using the Library, ICT & Reprographics services.

Your Subject Librarian is the best source of help and support for information relating to your specific programme of study. Make a point of attending any subject-specific Library classes that are organised for you, these sessions are extremely beneficial and will help you to find good quality sources of information for your assignments & projects.

The Library is a friendly, welcoming environment. Please ask a member of staff if you need help with anything. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to have the best possible student experience with us.  "

Janet Peden
University Librarian


Library & Information Services Guides

Printed guides are produced by Library Services and Information Services for the start of each academic year. These are also available here as PDF files:

Induction Guide

All new and returning students are invited to attend an induction session. The Library & ICT induction session slides are now available. An online Library Induction Guide is also available.

Information Skills Guide

The aim of this guide is to help you search effectively for information for your assignments and projects.  In other words, it will show you how to carry out a successful literature search.

Library Information Skills Unit

Subject Guides

Library subject staff prepare online guides to help you find materials for your studies or research. Subject guides cover books, journals, e-books, e-journals, databases, internet resources and much more. The Library Subject Guides have now been revamped. They are easier to use and more interactive.

Visit the Library Subject Guides website (http://guides.library.ulster.ac.uk) and check out the guide for your subject. Or visit the Subject Guides homepage for your faculty:
Computing & Engineering
Life & Health Sciences
Social Sciences
Ulster Business School

Library Opening Hours

For full details of Library opening visit the Library Opening Hours page.

Getting Help

The Library Help service is the first place for you to start looking for help with Library services. Here you'll find previous asked questions & answers that will point you in the right direction. If these don't help, just use the handy form to submit your own question to Library staff.

And if you're in one of our four campus Libraries, just come by the Information Desk and ask.

Staying in Contact

You can find contact details for all campus Libraries and key Library staff on the Library's Contact Us page. Alternatively, stay in contact and recieve regular news / updates via the following:

Twitter: The Library’s Twitter account recently reached 500 followers (and counting). A goodie bag of interesting items has gone to our 500th follower. Follow us for more chances to win the occasional prize & stay in touch with your Library service.

Follow The Library on Twitter You can keep up to date with the latest Library news & announcements by following the Library on twitter.


Blogs: Your subject Librarians maintain subject-based blogs with all the latest developments in support of your subject area. You'll find info on Library databases, electronic journals, print & e-books, training events & other subject-based news.

Follow The Library Blogs Currently available blogs:
Art, Design and the Built Environment
Life & Health Sciences
Library blog for Researchers Ulster University Business School

Getting Started with ICT

For information and guidance about getting started with ICT and reprographic services, please check the Information Services Student Experience pages.