Library IT and Library Services

The university provides library facilities at each campus.

An extensive database

Our computer facilities have work spaces (with and without PCs), which provide access to traditional printed materials and, via the university’s portal, electronic journals, e-books and databases. Most of these electronic resources can be accessed from home, and the complete holdings of all the libraries are available from the library catalogue via the Internet.

Internet

Networked PCs, printers and scanners are available in computer laboratories (conveniently situated in the same building as the libraries), with additional resources in other buildings on each campus. There is Internet access, e-mail and a wide range of general and specialist software.

Libraries

The Drill Hall Library on the Medway Campus is run in partnership with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It serves users from all institutions on the site, known collectively as the Universities at Medway.

Each library and computer laboratory is open for 100 hours per week during term-time, including late opening until midnight seven days a week. There are photocopying facilities and self-service machines for users to beat queues by processing their own loans. Kiosk-style terminals are available for checking e-mail.

A specialist team supports the growing number of users working off-campus. These include distance learners and those studying on a Greenwich-validated programme at another institution.

Each of the university’s four Faculties is allocated an academic services librarian to give specialised advice via web pages, e-mails and meetings. Library and computing staff provide inductions and information/ computing skills workshops and help is available at any time at the library and computing help desks. Computer laboratory support staff are available to help during opening hours.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017