Who is this information for?
You will be a Falmouth University student on an online course, for example a Falmouth Flexible or Dime Online course.
Access to resources from a distance
The best place to start your search is the Library Search .
For guidance on accessing resources from a distance watch our introductory video below.
You can also vist our Distance Learners YouTube playlist for other useful videos.
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.
Requesting a Chapter Scan
If you find a book on the Library Search that you can't access electronically, you can request a scan of a chapter from the book to be emailed to you. Just click on the title of the book, and sign in to access the Digitization Request form to make your request.
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.
* Please note it is not possible to access Box of Broadcasts outside of the UK