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Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resourses


Picture of graduation capWelcome to the library guide for postgraduate students doing MPhil/PhD Sociology, MSc Social Research and ResM Sociology

If you are new to the university you will need to work through the information below first to familiarise yourself with our Library Induction.

Postgraduate Library Induction resources

SCONUL Access Scheme

Most academic libraries will allow you to use their resources in the library as a reference item but members of the SCONUL Access scheme allow limited borrowing rights to members of other participating libraries. Most libraries can not allow access to their electronic resources, however some do operate a "walk in" service where a limited range of electronic resources are available to the general public.

You can find out on the SCONUL website which libraries you would be eligible to use.

PLEASE NOTE that you cannot just turn up and expect to borrow from these libraries. SCONUL Access cards must be issued by Plymouth University library.

More information about SCONUL. 

Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans