Returning Students IT and Library Services

If you are returning for the next academic year, your IT and Library account, e-mail and files will be available throughout the summer and next academic year – you need take no action now. However we recommend that you make a secure backup of any files or work you may need over the summer break and put onto your own laptop, tablet or even phone so that you have easy and local access to them, should you wish to refer to them at any point over the summer. 

Library Resources

  • Before leaving for the summer vacation, please remember to return your Library books and pay off any fines you may have. If over the summer vacation, any of your library books are requested by other users, please return them promptly. Consequently it is essential that you regularly check your library account.
  • Please check the opening hours for the University's libraries at
  • You can check your account for loans and charges by logging into the portal and selecting My library account from the My learning tab
  • If you have lost a book, you will need to pay for its replacement. Please contact your home library at if you would like to receive an invoice. We are unable to give refunds if you later find the book so do have a good look first. If you pay and then find the book, it's yours to keep.
  • Fines and invoice payments can be made by cash or card via the self-service machines.  Alternatively, you can pay by calling 0208 331 9651 between 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • For the Drill Hall library, telephone payments (credit or debit card) for fines over £5.00 can be made between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday by calling 01634 883951, and 11am - 5pm Saturday-Sunday (term time only) by calling 01634 883278.
  • For returning students, especially those who will be writing their dissertation next year, the library is here to help. Do make use of the Revision / Self-study period after exams and contact your Academic Subject Librarian. They will be able to help you with your research skills and advise which databases you should use. You can find details of your Subject librarian at

    If you have any issues regarding your library account, please contact your local Library staff either in person or at

    Avery Hill Library:   

    Greenwich Stockwell Street Library: 

    Drill Hall Library: 

G:/ Drive (Home Area) Files:

  • Remember that access to files on your G:/ drive is only via University desktop machines, so make a copy of anything you wish to access over the holiday.

University provided Microsoft OneDrive for Business Cloud Storage:

  • Your Microsoft OneDrive for Business area will be available to you via web browser and Office applications throughout the holiday period. 

Microsoft Office installed on PCs / Macs / Tablets or Mobile Phones via the University Office 365 agreement. 

  • Any copies of Microsoft Office that you have installed via the University Office 365 agreement will continue to work throughout the year.  

University Google Mail emails and Google Drive Files:

  • Your University Google Mail account will continue to operate throughout the year. 
  • Your University Google Drive  will continue to be available to you throughout the year. 

Please remember your data is your responsibility and would also remind you of the need for ongoing awareness of IT security.

Last Updated: 08 May 2019