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Academic staff - support guide: Using library resources


Your reading lists contain direct links to the catalogue records of the books you need, and to the full texts of ebooks and journal articles. Search for your modules here:

Subject LibGuides

Want to make sure your students are using the best academic online resources in their subject?   Try our Subject LibGuides which cover 52 different subject disciplines taught on the Hull and Scarborough Campus and highlight relevant special collections and archive resources at Hull.

If you have any suggestions regarding other material which might be added to any of  the LibGuides please email


The Library has created a copyright guide, which covers the current legislation for Higher Education regarding the photocopying and scanning materials, using images and digitisation.  

Searching for Library Resources using Summon





SummonWhat is Summon?


Summon enables your students to search across the majority of the library’s electronic resources, covering journal articles, electronic books, web resources and newspaper articles from one search box.

Summon is an ideal starting place for students, providing a "Google" type search experience. The library has created online tutorials and a guide to successful searching using Summon.


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Inter-Library Loans

The Inter-Library Loans service enables you to obtain items that we do not have in our own stock of books, periodicals and electronic resources; most requests are made through the British Library.

Annual quota (1 August - 31 July) for requests funded centrally (subject to budget availability):
Undergraduate and Taught postgraduate students – 3 requests
Research postgraduate students – 12 requests
Academic staff – 12 requests

Additional requests are charged based on national tariffs. However, consideration will be given if more requests are required. 

The charges are:
Secure electronic delivery (SED) documents -  £9.00
Photocopies  - £11.00
Loans   -   £15.50

From 2nd July 2018, any inter-library loan articles delivered as Secure Electronic Documents (SED) need to be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  This is available on the public PCs in the Brynmor Jones Library. Alternatively you can download this software to your own PC. For more information please visit our libguide.