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Information for Academic Staff

New Staff, Visiting and Guest Lecturers

Welcome to Roehampton!

For academic staff, the Academic Engagement Team are your first point of contact for the Library. We would like to meet you as soon as is convenient to give you a tour of our award-winning Library, with an overview of our services and the key resources for your subject. 

A link to the 'Introduction to Library Services' presentation is listed below and is also included as part of the University's staff induction programme, which runs online and on-campus several times a year. The library induction provides an overview of the key information needed to get you started, such as

  • library collections available to you and your students
  • advice regarding library, academic and statistics skills support for your students
  • training in how to create effective and engaging online reading lists for your taught modules

Please contact us without delay, we look forward to working with you!

Once your library account has been set up, you will be given full access to the Library - this means you can access our online resources as well borrow physical items. The process of setting up your library account may take a little time as this process is not automated and we need to verify your details first.

In addition to our Academic Engagement team, you can also contact the general library email with queries about your account, such as how many items you may have borrowed.

Please note, new academic staff are automatically set up with an IT account. If you have any issues or questions about this, your department or hosting supervisor will need to contact IT directly.

If you have worked at Roehampton previously, please be aware that it may take a little longer to reactivate your library account. This is because you may need a brand new library account to be set up before you can access resources. The process of setting up a new library account may take a little time as this process is not automated and we will need to verify your details first.

In addition to our Academic Engagement team, you can also contact the general library email with any queries about your account, such as how many items you may have borrowed.

Please note, new academic staff are automatically set up with an IT account. If you have any issues or questions about this, your department or hosting supervisor will need to contact IT directly.

Visiting Lecturers

If you are a visiting lecturer, you will be given the full access to the Library - this means you can access our online resources as well borrow physical items once your account has been set up. The process of setting up your library account may take a little longer as this process is not automatic and we need to verify your details first.

In addition to our Academic Engagement team, you can also contact the general library email with queries about your account, such as how many items you may have borrowed.

Please note, new academic staff are automatically set up with an IT account. If there are any issues, your department or hosting supervisor will need to contact IT directly.

Guest Lecturer

If you are giving a guest lecture please let us know in advance if you will need access to the Library or will be recommending any reading to students.

Visiting Scholar

If you are a visiting scholar, the Library can provide you with Associate Staff Library membership, which will give you access to our physical resources. Please see our Visiting Scholars​ guide for more information. 

If you have teaching responsibilities, you may be given a Roehampton staff account in addition to your student account. This also means you may have an additional library account linked to your staff account. The process of setting up this library account may take a little time as the process is not automated and we need to verify your details first.

In addition to our Academic Engagement team, who can offer you support relating to your teaching responsibilities, you can also contact the general library email with any queries about your account, such as how many items you may have borrowed.

Please note, new academic staff are automatically set up with an IT account. If you have any issues or questions about this, your department or supervisor will need to contact IT directly.

If you are an honorary member at Roehampton, you will usually be given the same level of access to the library as academic staff, although there are some exceptions. This means you can access our online resources as well borrow physical items. If you are eligible, the process of setting up your library account may take a little time as this process is not automated and we need to verify your details first.