Library

Are you in your final year?

Your Library can help with...

Finding a place to study

The Library has 24 hour opening during term time.

Getting started with your work

Book a place on our ‘Literature searching for projects and dissertations’ workshop for practical advice on researching for projects, long essays or dissertations.

Use the online Skills Hub to find information and resources to help you plan your written work, prepare for exams and assessment and to get advice on dissertation research and writing.

Moving forward

Make an appointment for a 1-2-1 training session, tailored to support your specific needs.

Getting organised

In addition to housing over 240 computers (PCs and Macs) the Library’s laptop loan facility offers borrowable Chromebooks to use in the Library. If you need help, you can ask a member of IT Services staff who are based at the Info Hub during term time from 11.00am - 5.00pm.

The Skills Hub can give you advice on referencing and referencing software.

Printing and binding

You can print directly from your laptop to our printers and use our multi-functional devices to photocopy, staple and scan and send documents via email.

Costs of photocopying on multi-function devices

TypeSizePrice
Black & white A4 5p
Colour A4 50p
Black & white A3 10p
Colour A3 £2

We have a number of self-service spiral binding machines and you can purchase supplies, at the cost of £1 per item, from the Info Hub - just bring along a printed copy of your work so that we can get the correct size for you. Remember to find out what is required from your school office and try to give yourself adequate time, there will be lots of other finalists handing in work!

Do you need books and journal articles for your projects and dissertations?

If you need resources that are not currently provided by the Library, you can place an ‘inter-library request’ and we will try to get hold of them for you. There is no charge for this service and we can usually get them very quickly. For more information take a look at the inter-library requests page.

Help with research methods

We have a selection of wonderful online resources and Sage Research Methods Online can help you find information about research methods for your final pieces of work. It will provide you with information and context about a variety of research methods. Take a look here.

Library refresher

Library Refresher session
Thursday 8 February 2018 12pm – 1pm Library Open Learning Space
Come along to a practical workshop will help you to identify the best resources for your work, hosted by the Library.During the session you will have the opportunity to search for books and journal articles, both print and online, using Library Search. You will also learn techniques to help you search more effectively, and receive support for skills such as referencing.

Use the hashtag #SussexFinalists on the Library's Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up-to-date with the latest news, updates and tips to help you in your final year. Good luck!