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Geography and Earth Science: Distance Learning

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books are available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

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For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.


SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. To find out more about the scheme, who is eligible, and how it works: 

Services for Distance Learning Students


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Reading Lists

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Contacting Simon

If you have a library query or would like more information on VPN, advice on how to use our electronic resources or wish to join the Sconul Access scheme, please contact Simon, your Subject Librarian.