Talking things out with your friends and coursemates can really help but sometimes there are things troubling you that you don’t want to talk to your friends about or you find yourself surrounded by people who want to offer you well-meaning advice but who don’t seem to really listen to you. That’s when you might want to reach out for some extra support.

For subjects other than Design and Law, the EBSCO Discovery Service is a great place to start your research. It behaves like an academic search engine, finding only quality academic content your lecturers will want to see you using. For all subjects, your Subject page(s) are the best place to start looking for information for assignments because they list the most useful resources your Faculty Librarian has hand-picked for your subject.

The uniformity of instruction you probably received in school concealed the important truth that everyone learns differently and that you need to experiment, try new ways of working, and decide there and then whether they feel good or bad or if you are unsure. There are now many tools that can help you learn in new and creative ways and library staff can provide specific support for anyone who has difficulty engaging with text-based resources to learn more easily.

Are you a budding artist, designer or hobbyist? The library display space is available to all students and staff to exhibit what fascinates them, from art and design to photographic collections, painted miniature collections, academic posters suitable for a general audience or more conceptual pieces.

Lauded by LGBTQ+ celebrities from activist Peter Tatchell to author Patrick Gale, the book includes a diverse range of perspectives and topics from a historian’s perspective on the scarcity of recorded LGBTQ+ history to a summary of local newspaper representation of LGBTQ+ issues over the past 120 years, a celebration of the Island’s leading LGBTQ+ heroes and heroines over the past century, as well as critical discussions of the development and impact of the infamous Section 28 and of suicide amongst LGBTQ+ people, pairing factual historical and journalistic research with reflections on personal experience and verbatim oral history extracts from the residents of the Isle of Wight.

Once you have overcome your apprehension about visiting a library that is many times larger than the one in your old school or college, the next questions that cross most people’s minds in some order are “How do I find the things on my reading lists”, “Where are my books”, and “Tell me more about these strange things you call ebooks”.

Rest easy. We’ve got you covered.