Library Services A-Z

Find out about the services we have in place to help you



  • Book picking - ask us to collect books from the shelves for you if you've registered for disbability support.
  • Book renewal - you don’t need to worry about this one: books will renew automatically unless requested by someone else and then you’ll be emailed.


  • Cafe with hot water and microwave - if you’re here for a long study session you can get refreshments in the cafe area.
  • Chromebook Loans - borrow a chromebook for six hours at a time, so you don’t have to bring your own.
  • Click & Study - book a Study Room or Height Adjustable desk in the Library.


  • Elements - build your research profile.


  • Family Study Room - come and study in a space where your children can play. Register with our membership team:
  • FigShare - store your research data.
  • Floorplans - find something in the building.



  • The Keep - find materials from our Special Collections archive and beyond.



  • Membership - become a member of the library if you are not already registered at Sussex.


  • Online Chat - get help from Library staff if you’re working online (the yellow button on this page).



  • Research Hive - a space on the top floor of the Library for Researchers.
  • RLF Fellows - book a 1-2-1 with a professional writer who can help you to improve your writing.
  • Room bookings - book a study room in the Library for group work.


  • SCONUL access - visit other academic libraries if you're away from campus.
  • Skills Hub - develop your academic skills and find out how to reference.
  • Social media library channels - keep up to date with library events, training and more.
  • Subject Guides - find Library resources for your specific subject area.


  • Wellbeing Area - Visit the Wellbeing area on the ground floor to borrow books from our wellbeing and reading for leisure collections.

A quick guide to our service points

Go to the Library Service Desk if you need to:

  • Find something in the Library (or you can use our floorplans)
  • Collect and return an interlibrary request
  • Borrow headphones or HDMI cables
  • Use a stapler or hole-punch, guillotine or sellotape or to borrow a pen
  • Claim lost property (including library cards)
  • Use a locker
  • Collect a library card (after you apply for membership online)
  • Speak to a member of staff