Distance Learners

Access to resources from a distance

The library has a range of eBooks, journals and other electronic resources which can be accessed anywhere using your Falmouth IT username and password. 

The best place to start your search is the One Stop Search.   

Ask A Librarian

Use our online chat service: Ask A Librarian if you have any questions. Live chat 9 to 5 Monday to Friday and out of hours email link.

There are also Academic Liaison Librarians who can help you with your research. Go to your subject page on the library website to find out more.

Talis Resource Lists

Talis Resource Lists provide electronic access to all the books and journal articles that you are expected to read for your course. They also link to any videos, websites or other learning material that you have been asked to look at. You will usually find your reading list in the course Virtual Learning Environment eg The Learnimg Space, Canvas.

Scan a Chapter

If you find a book on the One Stop Search that you can't access electronically, you can request a scan of a chapter from the book to be emailed to you. Click on the book title and go to the Request for Distance Learners link on the right hand side of the screen.

Please note: if there is already a scanned chapter of a book on your Talis Resource List, we can't scan an extra chapter due to copyright restrictions.

Requesting Journal Articles

Journal articles can be requested from the British Library as PDFs using the On Demand service.  This is the quickest way of receiving articles from the British Library, and allows you to download them to your own PC.  Articles will be emailed to your Falmouth University email.

Using other libraries

There are a number of other ways to access books in print if you cannot get to the Falmouth University library.

  • University libraries in the UK and Ireland - see SCONUL Access scheme 
  • Public libraries - even if your local branch doesn’t have a copy of a book you are interested in another library in the area may have it and deliver to your local branch.

  • British Library - access to the British Library reading rooms in London is possible for any student on production of proof of identification, student card and details of course. See the British Library Reader Registation page for further details.