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Information for Academic Staff

Getting Started: New Staff, Visiting & Guest Lecturers

Welcome to Roehampton! 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. We will also provide training in how to create effective and engaging online reading lists for your taught modules, how to request new materials for the library, and advice regarding study skills support for your students. 

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

  • New academic staff are automatically set up with an IT account, please contact the Library to activate your Library account. 
  • Guest Lecturers, 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 Scholars, the Library can provide you with Associate Staff Library membership. Please see our Visiting Scholars​ guide for more information. 

New Staff Induction

An introduction to Library Services is included in the University's staff induction programme, which runs several times a year. For academics this will involve a mandatory session on how to create module reading lists as well as an overview of the collections and referencing styles used at Roehampton.

We also offer academic and non-academic staff a library tour and general overview of the different aspects of the library resources and services.

Library Overview

Study Spaces

  • A modern award winning library with stunning views of the campus
  • Generous opening hours, including 24-hour access during exams
  • 1218 study spaces to suit your preference - silent, quiet, group
  • Dedicated postgraduate study room
  • More than 200 computers and 60 laptops for loan, available for free
  • Printing and photocopying facilities on every floor
  • Library Cafe


  • Over 300,000 print books
  • A wide range of databases to search for course specific information
  • More than 40,000 eJournals and eBooks
  • A School Experience Collection of about 20,000 ​children’s books, story sacks, puppets and big books for storytelling, and more
  • Automatic book renewal and longer loans over the summer and during your placement
  • Self service book issue and return
  • DVD collection and online film streaming platforms