The Online Library produces tutorials to help you understand how best to use the Online Library. This page contains links to some tutorials, but you might find Online Library tutorials tailored to your course's needs on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The Getting Started Tutorial

If you are a first-time library user, watching this video is recommended. 

Virtual Library Tour

This video shows you what the Online Library provides.

Law Induction

This induction is a series of bite-sized videos designed for law students.


The Online Library is a service is dedicated to supporting the learning, teaching and research needs of the University of London’s distance learning community.

Here you can use a wide range of resources and services similar to those available in a physical library.

The digital nature of the Online Library enables us to provide you with the quickest, 24/7 access to information resources you need to complete your Degree Programme tasks.

The Online Library currently provides access to over 97 million electronic items.

All resources have been carefully selected to meet your programmes’ needs.

The collection is also supplemented by a small but growing collection of e-books and interlibrary loans from the British National Library.

The Library also plays a fundamental role in equipping you with the necessary transferrable research skills required for independent study, the world of work, for lifelong learning, and to succeed in the global information-rich society.