The Library building is now open for Roehampton students, alumni and staff. Please note some of our services have been temporarily adjusted. To find out more, please see our Library Building is Open information page.
Whitelands students have access to all the library services we provide to students based on the main campus and can make use of the free university shuttle bus to travel between the campuses during term time. For bus times, take a look at the shuttle bus information page on the portal.
The following are also very useful to Whitelands students.
A large PC lab which is open 24 hours, and you can also find our book return drop boxes. If you need to return any library items, you can return them into these boxes before 10.00am Monday to Friday, to have them taken off your library account on the same day (excluding bank holidays). Please be aware that any books dropped off after 10.00am on Friday may not come off your account until the following week.
This service means you can get books from the library delivered to Whitelands so you can pick them up from there. You can find more information about this on our Click and Collect page.
Our online resources include eBooks, eJournals and databases, which staff and students can access off-campus through the library catalogue, found on the library homepage.
Subject Resource pages highlight the most useful online resources for your specific subject area, including new additions and the best picks for your course. Select your Subject Resource page below:
Throughout the year our Academic Achievement team run workshops on various topics at Whitelands. You can find details of what sessions are coming up on the Learning Skills Hub on Moodle. We also run library pop-up sessions at during the year, where library staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the library.
*** THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***
If you have a UK postal address and your course is listed on the postal loan eligibility list, you are able to use this service. This means we’ll find the books you want to borrow and send them to you by post. We aim to find and dispatch your items within two working days of getting your request.
To request a postal loan, send an email to email@example.com from your Roehampton email address with the following information:
Your current address
The web addresses of the items you want to borrow
If you're returning your items by post, please allow time for the items to make their way through the postal system so they arrive either before, or on the day they are due. We recommend all items are returned by recorded delivery and packed in a way that avoids damage in the post.
If you're returning your items to Whitelands, please return them to the drop boxes in Manresa Hall. If your item is due the day you are returning it, please drop it off before 11am Monday to Friday. Please note that if you return your items to the drop boxes after 11am on Friday, your items may not come off your library account until the following week.
Items can also be returned to the Library using the book returns machine near the Welcome Desk during our opening hours.
Please note this service is currently unavailable until further notice.
Click and Collect is a service where you select the books you want and collect them from Whitelands reception or the Library.
When you make a request we aim to make the items available within 48 hours - we'll let you know if this is going to take longer than expected. Please note the Click and Collect service is not available during bank holidays or weekends.
Once your request has been processed, you’ll have two weeks to collect your items. Items are put onto your library account as soon as your request has been processed, so we’d recommend you collect your items as soon as possible.
You can only request loanable items. Reference items are not included in this service.
For weekend therapy courses only - Items requested for collection at Whitelands during a weekend must be requested by 12pm on Thursday.
If you have any questions, about the service please contact us via email.
To make a request, follow the instructions below:
Look up the item you want on the Library Catalogue and check that it’s ‘Available’.
If the item is currently out on loan, you should reserve it through the Library Catalogue. If you want the reserved item delivered to Whitelands instead of the library, when you get the email saying the item is ready for collection, forward that email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us that you want it dropped off at Whitelands.
For security reasons, you should create a blank e-mail and address it to email@example.com using your Roehampton e-mail account.
Type ‘Click and Collect request’ in the subject heading of your email
Go back to the Library Catalogue page with the book you want, highlight the URL/web address of the web page, and copy the URL/web address.
Now paste the URL/web address into the body of your e-mail.
Paste in the URLs/ URL/web address of any further books / resources, up to a maximum of 10.
Finish your e-mail by telling us the following information:
Where you would like to collect your items from, Whitelands or the Library
Your full name
Your contact telephone number
At Whitelands you can collect your items from the labelled boxes near the purple seating at the Reception Desk during the following times: Monday to Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. See the image on the left for the exact location of the labelled boxes.
To collect your item at the Library, go to the Reservation Shelf and issue the book to your library account on our nearby self-service machines.
If returning items at Whitelands please return any items to the drop boxes in Manresa Hall. For same day returns drop-off items before 11.00am Monday to Friday. Please note that if you return your items to the drop boxes after 11.00am on Friday, your items may not come off your library account until the following week.
Items may also be returned to the Library during opening hours using the book returns machine near the Welcome Desk.