Book a tutorial
With access to millions of resources, sometimes the library can seem like an intimidating place. Our specialist Librarians are here to help you make sense of it all by providing in-depth guidance and support in your chosen subject area.
The librarians offer tutorials either face-to-face or online via MS Teams.
Start by selecting your faculty:
Book a tutorial with a Research Support Librarian.
Library Student Mentors
Book a tutorial with a Library Student Mentor to get student-to-student tips and advice.
Booking FAQs (click to expand)
In which room are face-to-face tutorials taking place?
The location can vary. You will receive the instructions to access the tutorial in the booking confirmation email.
How do I join an online tutorial?
Look for the MS Teams link in the booking confirmation email. You will find help about MS Team on the IT iCity page.
How many people can attend a library tutorial?
Appointment slots include between 3 to 6 people depending on the room capacity. Check the booking form for more information or Contact the librarian supporting your faculty if you would like to book a session for a larger group or if there are no more slots available.
Can I attend online after I booked a face-to-face tutorial?
Tutorials with the specialist librarians are either face-to-face OR online, not both ways. Please cancel your face-to-face appointment and book an online tutorial instead.
Student mentors can host tutorials face-to-face or online depending on their availability and location. Contact the student mentor as early as possible to ask if they can accommodate the change.
How do I cancel my booking?
If you are unable to attend, please cancel your appointment in advance via your booking confirmation email.
No more tutorial slots?
In case all the tutorial slots are booked up, contact the librarian supporting your faculty or try these library support resources:
24/7 Virtual Enquiry Service
You’ll find our live chat service on the library help page, where you can speak to a librarian at any time – 24/7, 365 days a year. You’ll also find answers to our frequently asked questions.
Drop-in subject support with a librarian is available at both Curzon and Mary Seacole Libraries, Monday-Friday 11am-4pm (subject to availability).
Workshops and Open Sessions
The librarians also provide workshops and open sessions on a range of topics designed to help you make the most of our resources.
Have a look at the library events calendar for more information and booking (if applicable).
I would encourage all students struggling with searching for information for their assignments or research to book a tutorial.
In case of an emergency, including when a First Aider is needed, contact Security from your mobile:
0121 331 6969
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