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Law and Criminology: Distance Learning

Services for Distance Learning Students

IT and library services available for Distance Learners:

Reading Lists

Locate your reading lists for your modules on Aspire

Finding and using journal articles off-campus

Academic Writing

Access to e-resources off-campus

Temporary access to online resources

While UK academic libraries are closed, some publishers have offered free access to their online collections.

After being selected and switched on at institutional level by the Library, links to these resources will be added to this list: 

Online resources available temporarily while physical access to the Library is affected

Please note the end dates supplied.


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: 

Library Hub Discover

Search 119 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues:  

How to Access e-Books

How to access e-books 

All the e-books can be found in the Primo Library catalogue. Enter your keywords and when you see Online Access against the books you're after, select to either read online or download the entire book. 

Remember to sign in to Primo VPN first! (Instructions opposite).

Distance Learners overview of services video

Contacting Lloyd

Contact Lloyd, your Subject Librarian if you have a library query or would like to arrange an MS Teams meeting:


Phone: 01970 62 1847

Book an appointment: (for Skype)