You’re always welcome to browse the books but if you’d like to borrow there’s just a one off fee for alumni. This entitles you to borrow up to Ten books at a time. Unfortunately academic licences do not permit access to online library resources or the video/DVD collection:
What can you access?
The Collection is held across two campuses, at Penryn and Falmouth, and includes books, journals and special collections and archives. As a member of the library service you have access to both campuses
Penryn campus holds resources covering the following subjects
Falmouth Campus Library holds resources covering the following subjects
All registered users can
Borrow 10 book or CD loans at any one time.
Access the Library Search gives a full list of titles available, and where they are held.
Use photocopiers available within each library. Copy cards can be loaded with money at autoloader machines. Cards are available from library staff
Borrow items from other libraries as part of the interlibrary loan scheme. Full British Library costs will be charged
Gain access to the Archives and Special Collections
Make use of the Walk-in Users access scheme to use electronic resources in line resource licencing
How you can gain access
Initial access to the libraries should be made by appointment. this helps us to ensure that there will be someone available to talk you through the registration process, and show you the collections
Email or telephone the library helpdesk for the campus you wish to visit:
Penryn campus: 01326 370441
Falmouth campus: 01326 213815
Additional Library resources
Our Archives & Special Collections are open to the public by appointment
RefWorks – if you have an account for this reference management tool you can continue using it beyond graduation – this may help with any practice-based or written projects you might be working on in the future.
Remember the Study Hub – it may be useful to look at the resources about presentations, groupwork, or nurturing a positive digital identity for future employment.
Become a member of your public library to access a range of resources e.g. audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, Naxos music library…
And 10 million academic articles via their initiative Access to Research
Open Access Resources
There are a number that are freely available – here are some examples:
Directory of Open Access Books. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals
HighWire is an internet hosting service in the United States specialising in academic and scholarly publications
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 477 billion archived web pages