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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Glucksman Library will remain open throughout the summer with extended opening hours until Friday 16th June - please consult the library website for details of opening hours when planning your visit.  If you wish to work collaboratively, the library offers a variety of rooms that students and staff/faculty can book in advance. 

Academic resources for teaching in September

The library’s reading list service, Leganto, is fully embedded within Brightspace. Existing lists, from Semester 1 2022/23 have ‘rolled forward’ for the next academic year and edits can be made to these lists as required. If you are teaching a module in September that requires new library books, please notify us before the end of July so that the material can be ordered on time for the start of teaching.

Over the summer, the library is building a resource site for Brightspace that will include digital information literacy learning material for students.  You can embed this content in your own VLE site, or liaise with the library to have this content for your module.

Supporting Research over the summer

In addition to the library’s bookable spaces for group work, the library will run a Research Data and Digital Skills Summer School in June, details here and bookings will open on Monday May 22nd.

Students who need assistance with their thesis over the summer should in the first instance consult the library’s Guide to Thesis Preparation and if unsure about anything, contact the library on  

Renewing & returning library material 

UL students are reminded to return or renew material that is or will become overdue shortly, especially students intending to graduate in the summer.

Any graduating or non-returning students should return library material as soon as possible to the library - you may return books on a drop & go basis at the library entrance.  There are no fines on overdue books; however, you may not borrow books until you return overdue items.

Want to visit the Glucksman Library?

Visitors are welcome to apply for access to the building and visitors that require a guided tour may request this by emailing The library welcomes membership applications from individuals, alumni and organisations who have an ongoing need to access the Glucksman Library.

Want to visit another library?

Students and researchers who need to access other libraries as part of their work can be facilitated through one of the cooperative schemes that the library operates with other academic libraries.

Virtual library 

Online library collections are available 24 hours a day to UL students and staff and are accessible from the library website. To access library resources remotely log in to the remote access service using your UL network ID and password.  

Scan & deliver 

All students and staff can avail of the library’s Inter Library Loan service, to request items not held in the UL collections. Or, request a digital scan of physical articles or chapters (within our collections), subject to copyright restrictions, click here to avail of this service. 

New books

The library is constantly adding new titles to our collection – why not browse our recently added print and ebook titles

Contact us

The library has an extensive set of  Frequently Asked Questions and Library Guides that might just have the answer you are looking for, if not you can contact the library via live chat or by email.  

For regular updates on library developments please check the library website or follow us on Instagram, or Twitter . 


The library staff hope you enjoy your summer break, and we look forward to seeing new and returning students and staff in the new academic year.