Services for new users
Inductions and training sessions
Librarians at each library run inductions at the start of term and training sessions throughout the year to ensure you get the most from the services the we offer. More information on these sessions.
Please complete our Library induction feedback form when you have attended your induction session.
Watch this video for an offbeat introduction to library services
Joining the Library
University of West London students are automatically members of the library. You do not need to fill out any forms. Your Unique ID card allows you to use the facilities and to borrow books, videos/DVDs, or audio visual material, etc. from any of the University of West London libraries.
Accessing online resources
Once you've enrolled you can access a wide range of electronic resources the library provides to support your learning. The login you need is called your Library e-Direct login. This is the same login you use for your University of West London email account and PC login.
Staff access to e-resources.
Your Library account
You can log into the Library catalogue to check your own library record, renew your loans and place reservations.
You will need to log in using your borrow number and your PIN number - check this via Issue Desks.
You must check your University email account for emails about overdues etc - more information.
If you cannot attend an induction or training session, there are a number of online tutorials which take you through some of the services the library can offer and the skills you will need to get the most out of the libraries.
- Infotrek - Library tutorial designed to help you find the information you need in the most systematic and effective way.
- Understanding your reading list: This online tutorial will explain your reading list to you and show you how to find the items you need on the catalogue (OPAC).
- Subject guides: Printed guides are available on display in all libraries.
- For users of the St. Mary's Road library, there is a Virtual Tour.