Coming soon: new library website launching January 2024 

The Library website will be changing on 16 January 2024. Learn more about our multi-year project to transform the student and researcher experience of our digital library. 

We’re looking forward to delivering a new and enhanced digital presence for 2024. Some of the benefits you can look forward to include: 

  • An enhanced search box: search the Library catalogue, the Library website, or launch into a database right from our homepage. 
  • A flexible and client-focused structure: easily find and discover resources, services, and support related to your need. You’ll be able to seamlessly connect to Library services through our refreshed self-help content. 
  • A versatile and flexible homepage: learn about upcoming events, highlights from our collections and projects, and discover the Library’s unique and distinctive resources.
  • A new way to browse our unique special collections: explore and discover our digital and physical rare and special collections through a single interface.

The Library’s Digital Presence Project has been guided by extensive user research. Through interviews with staff and students, analytics, usability testing, and other user experience methods, we’ve uncovered a range of ways to build on what is already valued about the current Library website. We’ve also identified great opportunities for improvement. 

What you need to know 

  • The visual design and structure of the Library website has been significantly redeveloped. Content has been organised around what you’re trying to do, rather than what type of client you are.  
  • The Library’s lists of recommended resources have been reorganised and simplified according to the University’s faculty and school structure. For unit coordinators extensively using the current Library subject guides, reach out to the Librarian team for your area to get support. 
  • Searching in the library catalogue (Library Search) remains unchanged. You’ll be able to access our databases directly from the home page, saving several clicks. 
  • Links to the Library website are likely to change. We will set up redirect URLs for the top 100 pages based on usage, but recommend checking any bookmarked links once the new site is live. 

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