Latest news

Please see below for the latest news from Library and Learning Resources

25.10.2018 - 24/7 access to Augustine House begins Monday 5th November 2018

Library and Learning Resources is pleased to announce that 24/7 access to Augustine House will be available from Monday 5th November 2018 to Friday 18th January 2019 (with the exclusion on the Christmas break 17th December - 1st January). This is to help support students in the lead up to and during the assessment period.

During the extended hours of opening, the library will operate on a self-service basis. Access will be limited to CCCU staff and students. Your University smartcard will be required to access the building.

Please visit the website for full details of the library opening hours during this period.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Facilities team, who have provided the resources required to extend the opening hours and offer a safe and comfortable study environment for our students.

14.09.2018 - Orientation activities taking place in Augustine House on 20th and 21st September

There will be orientation activities for new students going on in Augustine House all day on 20th and 21st September. These may cause some noise and disruption in the library. There will be no activities on the third floor, and the silent zone will remain silent as usual.

13.09.2018 - iBorrow laptops are being updated  in Augustine House

The IT Department are busy updating the iBorrow laptops in Augustine House. You can find the updated iBorrow laptops in the cabinet on the ground floor. All the other cabinets should be back in place by the beginning of Semester 1.

12.09.2018 - New Library and Learning Resources site for staff now available via StaffNet

Library and Learning Resources have launched a brand new website for staff. It can be accessed via StaffNet at

As staff information will now be available via Staffnet it will no longer be available on our public webpages. 

06.09.2018 - LibrarySearch Login Issue

This issue has now been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience.

03.09.2018 - Items from CReaTE research repository now included in LibrarySearch

Items from the CReaTE research repository have now been added to LibrarySearch.

You can search for CReaTE items using the default ‘Everything’ search where they will appear alongside items from other search sources. There is also a dedicated ‘CReaTE research’ search option which can be used to search only for CReaTE items.

CReaTE items have the ‘Repository’ format type within LibrarySearch, and can be visually identified by the mortarboard icon.

23.08.2018 - LibrarySearch unavailable on Monday 27th August between 9pm-midnight

Our service provider will be carrying out maintenance work at this time. 

During this time you will not be able to:

  • log into your Library Account
  • check whether items are currently available or on loan
  • place reservations

It will still be possible to:

  • Find and access online resources through LibrarySearch

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

20.08.2018 - Bank Holiday opening hours

Augustine House will be closed on Monday 27th August for the Summer Bank Holiday. Salomons (Meadow road) Library will also be closed.

Each library will reopen as usual on Tuesday 29th August. See our opening hours page for details.

06.08.2018 - Replacement of student PCs in Augustine House

The IT department are in the process of replacing the student PCs with new equipment in Augustine House throughout August. The work is being carried out at our quietest time in order to minimise disruption. However work will have to be undertaken in the Silent Zone so there may be some noise whilst this is completed. Students can book the group study rooms during this time through ‘My Calendar’ on the Portal.

30.07.2018 - The Library System will be unavailable from 10pm on Saturday 4th August until 9am on Monday 6th August

The system will be unavailable due to maintenance work by our service provider.

This will affect our self-service facilities in Augustine House so you will not be able to issue items on the self-issue machines during this period or return items through the self-returns machine.

You will be able to have items issued at the Library Point on the ground floor during staffed hours, which are 11am - 5pm on Sunday, and items can still be returned via the signposted slot by the returns machine.

You will be able to access LibrarySearch and online resources, but it will not be showing up to date information on the availability of books on the shelf, and your account information will also not show current loan information during this time.

17.07.2018 - Broadstairs Learning Centre – Closing Friday 27th July

To ensure that all our students can benefit from a vibrant student experience and excellent facilities, in liaison with students, we have been gradually transferring all our Broadstairs courses to Canterbury.  As a result the Broadstairs Campus will be closing at the end of summer with the new arts building in Canterbury opening in September.

As part of the closure of the Broadstairs campus, the Learning Centre will be closing on Friday 27 July. After closing, we will be setting up a new library in the Kent Innovation Centre next door to the campus, which will be ready to welcome our last returning Business Studies students in September. Students based at other sites who live in the Thanet area will also be able to use the new facility during 2018-19. We will also move lots of resources to Augustine House Library to provide for the courses transferring to the new arts building.

Any Broadstairs items that would be due between the 23 July – 17 September will be automatically updated to the 17 September. Until the 17September it will not be possible to request Broadstairs stock for delivery to another campus or to collect reservations from Broadstairs.

July Opening Times

Normal opening hours will be in operation until the 14 July, ensuring all students are supported through reassessments.

From the 14 - 27 July we will be operating summer opening hours. During this period there may be some disruption as we prepare for the move. Some of the shelving will be dismantled in the Library on the 19 July. There will be limited access to Library stock from the week beginning the 23 July, so we recommend that any items you might need for the summer are borrowed by Friday 20th July.

Further details on the opening of the library in the Kent Innovation Centre will follow.

A big thank you to all our students, past and present, who have been such a pleasure to meet and support at the Learning Resources Centre over the last eighteen years. We look forward to continuing to support you in your studies at Canterbury.

25.06.2018 - Staffed opening hours in Augustine House

From Saturday 30th June to Friday 31st August 2018 we will be operating the following staffed service hours in Augustine House.

The staffed service hours will be:

  • Monday - Friday:       08.30 - 19.00
  • Saturday - Sunday:    11.00 - 17.00

Augustine House will be open providing access to library resources on a self-service basis outside of staffed hours. The building opening hours will be:

  • Monday  - Friday       07.30 - 01.00
  • Saturday - Sunday     08.00 - 01.00

For more information please see our Opening hours page.

21.06.2018 - Filming in Augustine House 21st - 24th June

We can now confirm the final location shoots for the Bollywood South Indian movie, which will mainly be centred around Augustine & Petros Court.

Today Thursday 21st 6pm to 10pm – Augustine House around 2nd floor rear balcony, stairwells and seating area.
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd 9am to 9pm – Petros Court student accommodation courtyard areas (plus using one flat at Petros).
Sunday 24th June 7am to 2pm – Augustine House atrium, balconies and staircases main scene, then some smaller less intrusive shots after 2pm (plus using faith/green rooms at Augustine House).

There is the potential for further filming on Monday after 2pm if there are any delays on the Sunday.

We hope this brings a vibrant feel to the locations, and thank all staff and students for their understanding. The film crew are aware the buildings are still in use.

31.05.2018 - UPDATE - LibrarySearch issues resolved

The issue with LibrarySearch has now been resolved.

31.05.2018 - LibrarySearch log in issues

There is currently a technical issue with LibrarySearch which is preventing users from logging in. Our suppliers are looking into the problem, and we'll post here when we have an update.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

23.05.2018 - Bank Holiday Opening Hours on Monday 28th May 2018

On bank holiday Monday 28th May our libraries will be open as follows 

Augustine House:
Building and self- service operation: 7.30am - 1.00am
Library Point, IT and I-Zone: closed
External/SCONUL members and visitors from outside the University will have access to the building 9:00 - 17:00 only

Broadstairs: closed

Salomons: closed

Visit our opening hours page for more details.

14.05.2018 - Changes to access to Augustine House for external/SCONUL members and visitors

After 6pm (weekdays) and 5pm (weekend) access to Augustine House is limited to registered CCCU students and staff only through the main entrance using a CCCU Smartcard.

Access for external/SCONUL members and other visitors will be as follows

Monday - Friday  - 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday - 09:00 - 17:00

Please note that, until the 19th May, there is no access to visitors in Augustine House. External/SCONUL members may use the Library during this time.

Please see the opening hours page for details.

01.05.2018 - Five Quick Questions on Communication

Library and Learning Resources would like to know how best to contact you with key messages and information. During the first week of May we will be popping up in Augustine House to gauge your opinion.

Alternatively you can fill our five quick questions on communication online at

It shouldn’t take more than 1-2 minutes to complete.

Thank you to everyone who has already participated.

01.05.2018 - Monday 7th May Bank Holiday Opening Times

On bank holiday Monday 7th May the following opening times will be in operation:

Augustine House:

  • The building will be open 24/7 for student and staff access.
  • Library, IT and I-Zone will be staffed from 11am - 5pm.

Broadstairs Learning Centre:

  • The Learning Centre will be open with a staffed service from 11am - 5pm.

Salomons Library

  • Closed.

Drill Hall Library

23.04.2018 - Copyright Helper

To celebrate UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, Library and Learning Resources have today launched our new online copyright guidance.

The online Copyright Helper is designed to assist staff and students in deciding whether (and to what extent) they can copy items for study/research purposes or include copyright material in their work. Please note that any guidance does not constitute legal advice.

Copyright Helper asks the user a number of questions to help determine whether copying the material for the intended usage is likely to infringe copyright law. It has been structured in a way that the questions can be worked through in sequence or so the user can identify the most relevant questions for their needs.

Copyright Helper can be accessed directly via this link or from the copyright page on the Library website.

10.04.2018 - LibrarySearch unavailable Wednesday April 11th from 3am

LibrarySearch will be unavailable from 3am on Wednesday 11th April due to system maintenance. The work is scheduled to last for up to 3 hours. During this time it will not be possible to use LibrarySearch to find items in the library, manage your library account, or to search for and access e-resources.

The self-service units in the libraries will operate as normal during this time.

It is still possible to access CCCU online resources during this period, but you will have to search for them outside of LibrarySearch.

  • You can find links to CCCU subscribed databases here (sign-in to OpenAthens is required)
  • You can find electronic journal titles here
  • You can also use Google Scholar to find electronic journal articles. See here for how to find CCCU content via Scholar

17.03.2018 - Broadstairs campus heating failure resolved

The heating has now been fixed at Broadstairs campus. It may take a little while for the Library spaces to return to their usual temperature.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

17.03.2018 - Broadstairs campus heating failure

A heating failure on the Broadstairs campus has resulted in the Carey building being without heating and hot water. All the Learning Centre rooms are affected including the Library and Open Access Area.

The Help desk are aware of this issue and the Estates team are working to resolve the problem as soon as they can. An engineer will be on site later this afternoon.

We remain open and will be open for our extended hours on Sunday as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

08.03.2018 - Extended opening at the Broadstairs Learning Centre

The Broadstairs Learning Centre will be opening extended hours from 12 March until 18 May in order to support you in the lead up to the end of semester examinations and assessments. We will be open as follows:

Monday- Friday    Learning Centre and self-service - 8:30 - 22:00*
Library Point - 08:30 - 20:00
Saturday-Sunday Learning Centre and self-service - 10:00 - 17:00*
Library Point - 12:00 - 17:00


The only exception to these dates with be during the public holidays. Broadstairs will be closed for Easter from 30/03/18 – 02/04/18 inclusive.

Out of standard opening hours, the Learning Centre will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students.



05.03.2018 - 24/7 Opening in Augustine House

We will be open 24/7 from the 5th March until 18th May to help support students in the lead up to and during the examination period.

Out of our standard opening hours the library will operate on a self-service basis and access will be limited to CCCU staff and students – access will only be available with your University SmartCard.

During this time you are being asked to base yourselves on the ground floor as this will help with energy efficiency of the building and support Security and Housekeeping. Access to other floors to get books will still be available.

Please note that there will be different opening times over the Easter Weekend [30th March – 2nd April 2018] with Augustine House being completely closed on Easter Sunday.

27.02.2018 – Adverse weather conditions – update

Augustine House will remain open until 1am as normal so that staff and students have access to library services. The library will be staffed until 7pm and then self-service access will be available from 7pm – 1am. 

The Broadstairs Learning Centre will be staffed until 7pm and then self-service will be available from 7 – 8pm.

27.02.2018 - Adverse weather conditions update - Medway Campus and Salomons Centre Closure

Due to the adverse weather conditions the Salomons Centre will close from 1pm and Medway Campus will close from 3pm today, Tuesday 27th February.

Please keep monitoring the University Communication channels for more information regarding the rest of the week

22.01.2018 - LibrarySearch unavailable on Monday 22 January

LibrarySearch and borrowing/returns will be unavailable between 10-11pm on Monday 22 January. This is due to maintenance work by the service provider.

  • You will not be able to log in to your library account during this time
  • Self-service borrowing and return machines will not work during this time and they may remain out of service until Tuesday morning at 9am. 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

20.11.2017 - Access to library online resources on Thursday 30th November

Access to online resources will be unavailable on Thursday 30th November between 8 and 9am, while we undertake a critical upgrade to the OpenAthens authentication system. 

We will endeavour to restore all resources immediately after the upgrade but access should be considered at risk on Thursday. Additionally, it may take a day for any personalisation linked to user accounts to be restored for certain resources.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

16.10.2017 - Award Ceremonies in Augustine House on 18th November

On Saturday 18th November 2017 Augustine House will receive large numbers of guests for the Augustine Hall Award Ceremonies at 10:15, 12:45 and 15:15.

This will cause noise and congestion in Augustine House, which will impact particularly on:

Back of 2nd Floor - being used for gowning 
AH3.31 - being used for photography 
Augustine Hall - for the ceremony 
Atrium Cafe - for the celebratory drinks 

We apologise in advance to any staff or students affected on the day of the event.

27.10.2017 - 24/7 access to Augustine House begins 6th November

Library and Learning Resources is pleased to announce that 24/7 access to Augustine House will be available from Monday 6th November 2017 to Friday 19th January 2018 (with the exclusion on the Christmas break 18th December - 1st January). This is to help support students in the lead up to and during the assessment period.

During the extended hours of opening, the library will operate on a self-service basis. Access will be limited to CCCU staff and students. Your University smartcard will be required to access the building.

Please visit the website for full details of the library opening hours during this period.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Facilities team, who have provided the resources required to extend the opening hours and offer a safe and comfortable study environment for our students.

19.10.2017 - Library tours available during Academic Development week (23-27th Oct)

Library staff will be offering tours of the library during Academic Development week, so if you haven't had a tour yet or don't know how to use the library, let us show you around and introduce you to our services.

Tours will be held from 23rd to 27th October on the hour from 10am - 2pm each day.

12.09.2017 - New online resource - Sage Research Methods

Library and Learning Resources are pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Sage Research Methods.

The content available includes:

  • project planner templates to help with research project design
  • the ability to filter results lists by discipline or research stage/methodology
  • access to the full text of the Little Green Books to learn about quantitative research methods
  • access to the full text of the Little Blue Books to learn about qualitative research methods
  • over 480 video tutorials to make the research information come alive

Our subscription covers all areas on the website apart from Cases and Datasets. Access is available to staff and students via the Find Databases link in LibrarySearch.

If you would like advice on how you can use Sage Research Methods for your work, please contact us.

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