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Welcome to Library and Learning Services: Help and Support

Librarians

Librarians have subject specialist knowledge and can help you find good quality information, search effectively and reference accurately.  Librarians also run drop-in sessions, pop-up libraries in faculty spaces  and 1:1 tutorial sessions. They also create and manage Subject Guides to help you find the best resources for your area of study. Find out more about Librarians here. 

Library Disability Team

The team offers confidential one-to-one advice and guidance to help any student with particular needs. Specialist provision includes access to Assistive Technology and extended book loans. Find out more about Library Disability Services here. 

Assistive Technology

There are a range of assistive technology software products available in the Library. These include mind-mapping, speech-to-text, text-to-speech, note-taking and screen magnification. There are workshops and drop-in sessions available for you to find out more about using these technologies. Visit the Assistive Technology: Software guide to find out more. 

International Students

There are a range of resources available for international students studying at DMU. Visit the International Students guide to find out more.

Partner Students

You can find a separate library guide for students studying at our partner colleges, click on the link to visit this. 

Students at Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) also have their own guide to using the Library. 

Helping you in the Library

Library and Learning Services offer a wide range of guidance on all aspects of your studies.

When you are in the Library staff are available on information points on the Ground Floor and the First Floor. Staff here will be able to answer general enquiries.

Library staff also rove throughout the libraries. They wear blue lanyards so you can identify them and ask them for any help or directions you need.        

Help with your course and subject

For more specific queries you can visit the First Floor information point, or contact the Subject Librarian for your subject area, who will have expertise and knowledge relating to the particular resources for your department. Visit the Subject Guides page to find out who your subject librarian is. 

Help when at home

For help when you are outside the Library, you can contact the JustAsk service anytime during staffed hours by e-mail or by phone, and they will do their best to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Further assistance

A range of Service guides are available covering all aspects of the services offered by the library.

Online enquiries: Just Ask! - send an enquiry via e-mail and receive a prompt reply.

Subject guides are online guides prepared by your subject librarians informing you of the best resources available in your subject area.

Your Subject Librarian can help with more in-depth enquiries about finding information; their contact details are on the website.

The Library Disability Team offer confidential one-to-one advice and guidance to help any student with particular needs; specialist provision includes access to a range of assistive technology and extended loan periods for books; see more information on the web page.

CLaSS

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) CLaSS offers all students advice and guidance for successful study. All new students are invited to participate in the Self-assessment Exercise, an anonymous evaluation of your confidence in your academic skills. Find out more by visiting the CLaSS guide. 

Maths Learning Centre

The team can help with your understanding of maths and statistics, through daily drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments. 

Find out more about the Maths Learning Centre here.

Distance Learners

There are specific arrangements in place to support Distance Learners, including photocopying and postal loan services. Visit the Distance Learners guide here. 

Researchers

To find out more about the specific help and support offered to our research students, please visit the Library Guide for Researchers .

Employability

The Library can help you in researching employment opportunities for careers and placements. Explore the Employability guide to find out more.