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Using the Library

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Welcome to Library and Learning Services. In the menu you can find out about the wide range of services and resources we offer to help you safely enjoy success in your studies.

Using the Library

Latest Covid updates. With the upcoming cessation of lockdown restrictions, we are working with colleagues across the University to update our procedures following government guidance. The Kimberlin Library is open to all DMU students for individual study and browsing of book / journal collections. For those students not on campus we are also offering free request services.

  • You currently do not need to make an advance booking to use the learning spaces.
  • You will need your DMU ID card to access our learning spaces and to borrow items, so don't forget to bring your card with you.


Our friendly and helpful staff are here to help and support you with your studies, and you will find lots of guidance online to help you navigate your way around the library and materials in your subject area.

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Library Study Spaces & Campus Study Spaces

Our Kimberlin and EWLZ spaces are open for individual study and we have reduced study space capacity to ensure social distancing.

Due to current government guidance and university policies, we are only offering study spaces to individual students, within our larger study spaces. No group study is available within the library at present, and the bookable study rooms are also not available, either for individuals or for groups.

We offer both quiet and silent learning environments

Don’t forget to bring your student ID card with you, as you will need it to access the learning spaces.

You can study in spaces across the campus.

If you want to book individual space to undertake an online exam, please contact your faculty’s Student Advice Centre for details of available spaces.

Studying Safely

As we enter a new phase of dealing with covid, here in the library we are looking forward to offering a more relaxed but still-safe study environment.

With this in mind, here’s an update on our current Kimberlin Library practices:

•    Face masks & social distancing: Please continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing
•    The one-way system has now been removed
•    Food is currently not allowed in library spaces – why not try the Food Village (open 8am – 3pm) – a change of environment for breaks can be an important part of healthy study.
•    Bookable study rooms are closed for the moment (subject to review)


Please continue to make use of the hand-sanitiser points and equipment spray/paper towels located throughout the building.  

As you can appreciate, the situation is still something of a balancing act, but with us all working together and taking personal responsibility in keeping each other safe, we believe it is an exciting time for our library community to thrive.
Library staff and building attendants are available to assist you with all of this – please make use of us.


Opening Hours

We have revised opening hours this academic year. Please check our Opening hours before you visit. You can also access many of the library's resources online 24 hours a day, wherever you have Internet access.

Your Library Trail

#YourLibrary: The Library Trail is an introduction to the library and what we can offer, for new and returning DMU students.  Use the trail as a guide around the building, or have a look before you come and visit us so you know what to expect.