Our collection is so much more than books on shelves - you have access to a library collection that includes a wide range of eResources, journals, specialist and rare materials, plus DVDs and CDs.
Library Collections Development
The Library Collections Development statement (PDF, file size: 565.48KB) (available on-campus only) will ensure that the Library supports and facilitates excellence in learning, teaching and research. In partnership and consultation with School and Students the statement ensures the effective procurement, management, use, access, discovery and life cycle of high quality collections.
Search for specific titles or subjects using our Library Catalogue. Here you will find information about our printed books as well as our electronic books which you can read online.
You may also find details of our ebook collection by visiting our E books webpage
An extensive collection of films, documentaries, animations and training DVDs in the Thompson Library.
A collection of health-related training DVDs is available in the Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre.
Loan periods vary from 24 hour to two week periods.
Visit: DVD collections web page
Journals and periodicals (including newspapers)
We subscribe to a wide range of journals and periodicals in electronic and print formats. Journals and periodicals are located on the ground floor of the Thompson library and in the Blackheath Lane Library.
Periodicals: Frequently Asked Questions
Reference items such as handbooks, dictionaries and bibliographies are often an excellent starting place for information and can be found within all libraries.
Rare books, archive materials and extensive photographic collections, Special Collections are located on the ground floor of Thompson Library.
Visit: Special Collections
The Library holds a collection of theses that have been successfully submitted by students at Staffordshire University. These are available on request for consultation within the Library. Please ask at the Customer Service Desk.
Exam papers and student projects/dissertations are kept within individual Schools. For more information please contact your School Office.