Information Services

Getting started using the Library

A guide to getting started at the University Library for online students.

As an online learner or student you have access to a large number library resources and services. For some of these you do not need to log in, but Your University Login is needed to access the full range of library resources.

What do I need to get started?

  • Your University Login and password
  • University of Edinburgh student card (sometimes referred to as matriculation card or smart card).

Accessing library resources and services

This 13 minute presentation gives a brief introduction to how to access Library resources and services available to online distance learning students. You can watch the whole presentation or choose to watch particular sections or slides.

Video: Using the Library for online students

More detailed information on the services and resources mentioned in the presentation can be found on the Library website.