How to use the Library


How to find a book:

General Tutorials – Video Tutorials – Library Home at University of Roehampton 

How to access an ebook: 

Welcome to UR Library Search – UR Library Search – Library Home at University of Roehampton What is UR Library Search and how do I use it? – Library FAQs ( 

When searching for an ebook or an article, always log in to UR Library Search when prompted. If you need help speak to Library staff or use the Live Chat.

How to move the rolling shelves:

General Tutorials – Video Tutorials – Library Home at University of Roehampton 

Make sure there are no red squares lit up in the section and then press the arrow in the direction you want the shelf to move: 

Noise levels / Study areas: 

  • The ground floor and first floor are suitable for group study.
  • The second floor is a whisper only floor, so perfect for studying together with a friend.  
  • Third floor is silent and only suitable for individual study.  


How to book a study room:

Study rooms are popular, and they are normally all booked up on the day. We highly recommend booking a space in advance. Students can book up to 3 hours per day and they can make bookings up to a week in advance. 

Space Availability – Library – Study Rooms – LibCal – University of Roehampton Library 

How to get help: Live chat or Text for help 

The Live chat is for all student queries, including Library questions.

The text for help service inside the building:  Students can text 0772 395 423 and Library staff will respond immediately. Available 9-5, Mon-Fri.  

Need support out of hours? Try our FAQs 

Library essentials checklist:  

10 Library essentials – folded card design ( 

 Click and Collect (for Whitelands students) :

For Whitelands students – we deliver Library books to Whitelands – Just use the Click and collect service.  

You can also return books to Whitelands/NEST reception..  

How We Support You – Using The Library – Library Home at University of Roehampton 

Study support available to students:  

1. AA team 

They can work with you to develop your academic writing, critical thinking, research, and data analysis skills. They can also offer support with individual assignments, exam preparation, and dissertations.   

The AA Team run workshops and webinars throughout the year, as well as offering individual appointments both in person and online.  

Book appointments here Library Workshops and Events Calendar.  


2. Learning and Teaching Librarian 

Our Learning and Teaching Librarian can help you to get the best out of your studies. Support can include:  

  • Using search tools effectively to find relevant academic sources for your assignments 
  • Referencing accurately and avoiding plagiarism 

 Book appointments here Library Workshops and Events Calendar.  


3. Studiosity 

The Studiosity service offers students 24/7 online study help. You can use their ‘Writing Feedback’ service, which allows you to submit a draft of an essay (up to 5500 words) or use ‘Connect Live’ to chat to an adviser. You can have up to 8 interactions over the course of the academic year. 



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