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Library Services

A list of the various services available from the University of Bath Library

Copy and Print

Using the Copy, Print and Scanning machines

General advice about how to credit your account, send print jobs to the managed print service machines in colour and black & white.


Instructions how to photocopy various document types using the copy and print machines.

Scanning and Faxing Services

How to scan to your University mail, account storage or USB memory stick.

Help and enquiries

Ask a Librarian

You should use the Ask a Librarian service to send queries about Library services and resources, information skills and Research Services to library staff.

Contact Library staff

This page lists library staff supporting research, study and teaching for staff, students and visitors at the University of Bath.

Document Delivery Services

Bath Copies

The Library offers a request service for copies of journal articles and book chapters from our print collections. These are scanned and then sent to your University email address.The service is open to all students and staff of the University of Bath and to External Members of the Library.

Inter-Library Loans

Members of the University can use the Inter-Library Loans service to request items such as books, journal articles, theses, conference proceedings, reports, standards and patents for your work.

Library Scanning Service for Academic Staff

The University subscribes to the Copyright Licensing Agency's (CLA) Higher Education licence. This grants library staff permission to make digital copies of articles and chapters for embedding into your Moodle course(s)/Library Lists as long as the material meets the terms of the Licence.

Reader Services

Borrowing from the University Library

Advice for Library users about borrowing, returning, renewing loans and reserving items from the Library with information about checking your borrower account.

Getting a Library card

How to get a new or replacement University of Bath library card to join the Library.

Library fines and charges information

Advice about the fines charged for the late return of University of Bath Library items and methods of payment available.

Self Issue Library books

Link to a video demonstrating showing how to borrow items using the self-issue machines.

Research Services

Open Access Publishing

Support University researchers to publish your work in line with open access policies to increase visibility and impact.

Research Data Service

Provides advice on writing Data Management Plans, organising, storing, archiving, and sharing your data.

Research Analytics Service

Supports researchers and Departments/Schools in accessing and interpreting publications, citations and collaboration data.

Archives and Research Collections

The Library maintains collections of unique, unpublished and rare, published materials to support learning, teaching and research.

Records Management Service

Aims to ensure that recorded information across the University is created, maintained and disposed of as effectively as possible.

How to submit your thesis

Advice and procedures for higher degree students for submitting a print and online copy of your completed thesis to your department and the library.

Deposit your dissertation online with the Library

Services for Users with Disabilities

Library Guide for users with Disabilities

This guide provides an overview of services the Library offers in support of students and staff with disabilities.

Subject Resource pages

The library provides a section for each department highlighting key resources and services that are most relevant to staff and students in the subject area.


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