Off Campus Library Services

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Useful Library Links
Library Services for Off Campus Students

The dedicated off campus web pages have information on all the services we offer you.

Videos, Tutorials & Guides

Library staff make videos, online tutorials, guides you can download as well as offering online library support.

Library Services for Staff at Partner Centres

If you're teaching on a University of Sunderland programme at a partner centre visit the Partner staff web pages.

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Whether you are on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn or other networks, social media sites can be useful during your studies, and we’ve got some advice on how you can make the most of them. Our guides include:

Using Twitter for academic purposes

Using Facebook for academic purposes

Using LinkedIn for your academic studies and employability

Click here to view these guides


Throughout December we want to know what our students and staff think about library learning spaces. For on campus students this may mean the quiet study areas, group study pods or IT spaces.

For our off campus or distance learning students we want to know your experience of using online library spaces; perhaps you’ve learned something about the library from our Twitter or Tumblr blogs, perhaps seeing other students comments on Facebook has helped you, or maybe you’ve logged into our Online room to get instant help and support from the Distance Services Librarian.

Are there any online spaces that you’d like the library to provide? If so then let us know.

If you share how you use online library spaces you could be in with a chance of winning an iPad Mini as well as other prizes including an amazon voucher.

Share your experience using library learning spaces:

On Facebook: leave a comment on our wall

On Twitter: send us a tweet with your comment @UoSliboffcampus

Online Drop-in Room: Leave your comment on a sticky note - don’t forget to leave your student email address.

On My Sunderland: You can either comment on our My Sunderland Page or use our discussion Forum.

Make sure you include the hashtag #sparklespace so that we know you’re entering our competition.


Learn how to use library e-resources
See our recommended resources
Ask us questions or leave comments
Share your experiences of using the library
Read & learn from comments of other students

These are just a few of the ways distance learning students at the University of Sunderland can use the Library’s Facebook page.

We think Facebook is great for conversations & sharing ideas and experiences

For example, in May this year we asked our students to share one thing they learned about the library so that everyone could learn from each other. There were some great comments which we hope will have helped our new students who started in September, including…


We hope you find our Facebook page a welcoming and informative online space where you can communicate with the library and other students.

If you’re just starting at the University of Sunderland this summer then here’s a few things you will need to know to make the most of the library:

1. As a student you have full access to the electronic journal articles and ebooks within our subscriptions.

2. There are guides and tutorials which demonstrate searching for and accessing e-resources - we call this skills for learning.

Library Web Site For Off Campus Students: 

Skills for Learning (videos & tutorials)  

3. We’ll be announcing some changes to how you access e-resources soon and replacing our Journal Search tool so watch this space - make sure you sign up for an online library session where I will explain some of these changes and demonstrate new library services.

4. Don’t forget - University Library staff are here to help you
You can contact us anytime in a number of different ways including the more traditional methods of telephone and email as well as on social media sites such as Facebook & Twitter. 

If you’re on Facebook visit our page & Like Us now to ensure you make the most of library services & Support


Enter our new library competition and win an iPad3!

To be in with a chance tell us ‘one thing’ you’ve learned about the library that you think will help new students when they join us next academic year.

To enter our competition:

  • Visit our Facebook page
  • Post your ‘one thing’ on our Facebook page starting with the words ‘my one thing’
  • Like our Facebook page 

When we receive 101 one things, we’ll pick a winner.

The closing date for all competition entries is Sunday 20th May 2012.

Good luck!