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LLR Library Services: 3rd Year Students

Library and Learning Resources Support for Level 6 Students

We understand the demands of being a third or final year student and have made some extra services available to help and support you through your final year.

Library Services

Increase in your book borrowing allocation

We’ve increased your allocation to 20 items in line with postgraduate students.

Free postal loans and returns

Any book in our catalogue, which is available to borrow, can be posted out to you. Just fill in the postal loan form at to make a request.

Postal Loan Requests

Photocopying and Scanning

We can photocopy or scan journal articles or sections of books held in the collection and send them out to you by post or email.

Photocopy/Scanning Request

Books Put Aside for you

Make an online request for an item you want to borrow from the collection, we will collect it from the shelf and place it on the hold shelf for up to a week ready for you to collect when you come onto campus.

Books Put Aside Request

Access to Online Resources

Almost all our online journals and e-books are available to you wherever you have internet access. Remember to connect via the GlobalProtect VPN to access them. 

Install Global Protect VPN

Request a book to add to stock

If you have a suggestion, fill in the Student Suggestions Scheme form.

Student Book Suggestion

Interlibrary loans

If you need a book or journal article which the library doesn't hold in its collection, apply for an interlibrary loan and we will try and obtain a copy from another library. As a final year student, you can request as many items as you need.

Interlibrary Loan Request

Increased opening hours at the Southwark Campus Library

All the main spaces, the PC labs, book collections and the laptop loan service in the Southwark Campus Library are available 24 hours a day during term-time weekdays from 9am each Sunday through to Midnight the following Friday.  On Saturdays we are open 9am to 9pm. Find our latest opening hours here:

Opening Hours

Help from our Information Skills Librarians and Digital Skills Training Team

Book a 30-minute appointment for a small group or 1-2-1 session

You can book an appointment for advice and support on your assignment. The librarians can help you think about key words or concepts for searching, building a search strategy, using specific databases, and referencing your sources. Book via MyAccount where you will find plenty of available appointments.

My Account

Virtual Drop-in sessions

Got a quick query? Our virtual drop-ins are available Monday to Friday at different times across the day and into the evening. Find an upcoming session to suit you in our calendar below - no need to book!

Attend a Dissertation Surgery

These are designed for all 3rd year students working on a final year project or dissertation. No booking is required, just drop in to ask your quick queries about researching and formatting your dissertation or research project. Sessions will be available for each Academic School and details can be found on our calendar below.

Need help with an Assignment?

Need help with an Assignment? Drop into an assignment surgery to ask about researching and formatting your assignments. These events are open to students at all campuses, at all levels of study and in all disciplines. Check our calendar for upcoming dates - booking is not required.

Attend an Open Workshop

Attend an Open Workshop. Daytime and evening teaching sessions are available across the term. Book via our calendar below to reserve your place on a session covering either an Introduction to Literature Searching, Advanced Literature Searching, Using RefWorks or Harvard Referencing.

Workshops Calendar


Take a look at your Subject Guide

Take a look at our Subject Guides for a list of helpful resources, support materials and recommendations both within and beyond LSBU. Find the information and support you need to complete your dissertation or research project, whatever your subject area.

Subject Guides

Access to other Libraries


The SCONUL access scheme has now reopened allowing our students (and staff) to access other University libraries across London and the UK. Although not every University is taking part yet, LSBU is one of around 150 Universities to have restarted the scheme. Many University libraries use Eduroam and you will be able to connect using your LSBU username and password.

Using other libraries

Visit the British Library at St. Pancras and other specialist collections

The British Library is the UK's largest library with over 150 million items in most known languages. Everyone can use the Reading Rooms for study and research, and you don’t need to pre-book. Once you have a Reader Pass, you’re in!

The British Library

Information on other specialist collections can be found on the subject guides.

click here to access e-resources

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Skills for Learning Centre

Help build your academic skills such as reading, academic writing and critical thinking. They can also help you improve your grammar and presentation skills.

You can find more information on the Skills for Learning Moodle site.

You can view and book workshops here: Skills for Learning Workshops.

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