About the Library

Mission of the Online Library

The Online Library's mission is to develop and maintain online resources and services in support of the present and future teaching, learning and research needs of the University of London's Distance learning Community.

We believe that:

Access to adequate library services and resources is essential for the attainment of superior academic skills in post-secondary education, regardless of where students, faculty, and programs are located. Members of the distance learning community are entitled to library services and resources equivalent to those provided for students and faculty in traditional campus settings.

ACRL Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services

Eligibility for Services

To use the services, you must be enrolled with the University's International Programmes or a member of staff involved in delivering and supporting the International Programmes and directly employed by the University of London.

To access many of the online resources, you must have an Athens Account. Athens is a national authentication service. To give the Online Library the necessary details to register you for an Athens account, click here.

The Online Library Team

Sarah Southwood: Enquiries Librarian

Sarah is responsible for co-ordinating the Online library Enquiry Service. This includes providing help and support at the point of need as well as helping learners to discover and make effective use of all Online Library’s collections.

Angela Boots: Law Librarian

Angela is responsible for the development and management of the Online Library’s law collection and for offering specialist training and support to all laws programme students and faculty.

Dr. Sandra Tury: Head of Library Services, University of London International Programmes

Sandra is responsible for providing leadership and overall development of a user-focused Library and Information service that meets the University's learning, teaching and research requirements.

For all enquiries and support, please contact the Online library team at onlinelibrary@shl.lon.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0) 20 7862 8478.

You can also use the web-form.

Availability

This service is available to you any time any where. You can access all resources from any computer with internet access including your own PC at home. If you have problems accessing the service, please contact the Online Library enquiry service at OnlineLibrary@shl.lon.ac.uk