Posts tagged: books

Find your library books easily using ‘Locate’!

30 January 2017

Not sure where to find a book you need?  You can now find out exactly where your library book is located using our ‘Locate’ tab.

First of all, look for resources in Library Search and when you find a book you would like to find, click on the title:

Book search in Library Search


See if copies are avaiable, and if they are click on the ‘Locate’ tab:

Locate tab.


You will then be shown a map with the location of your book highlighted, so you know exactly where to find it!


Map for book location.


Want to learn more?  Take a look at ou short video which explains how to find books in the library:

Want books in the library? Ask your Library Champion!

11 January 2017

Clifford Whitworth Library


Are there new books or/and electronic books you would like to see in the library?  Do you think there are titles we need more copies of?  If so, you can request books through your Library Champion.  Each school has a pot of £5,000 allocated for book requests and a designated Library Champion who can be contacted when you would like to request books for the library.




You will need to include details about the book(s) you would like us to order, including:

  • The title, author and ISBN number (this is the specific book number and can be found on Amazon’s website).
  • The year of publication (and edition if there is one).
  •  The number of copies you would like and the price.
  • The library you would like it for (Clifford Whitworth or Media City).

You can also make suggestions for further library developments/services and offer feedback about the library to your Library Champion, who will then pass your comments to us and we will respond.  To find out more about your Library Champion and the scheme, take a look at our webpage here:

Library Development Project – 2nd floor extension containing Arts & Media stock now open!

1 December 2016


The Library is pleased to announce that the 2nd Floor Extension in Clifford Whitworth Library is now open following refurbishment. This is the area that contains most of the Arts & Media book stock, as well as the rolling shelves housing the paper journals, and seating areas with large desks suitable for spreading out your reading materials.

I’d also like to draw your attention to the Audio-Visual area (DVDs and CDS) – these items are to be found towards the back of the Ground Floor of the Library, along with the Music scores and the Quick Reference section.

PLEASE NOTE: because of a technical problem with the rolling shelves, we are unable to move the former Adelphi journals there (Design, Fashion, Music, Performance etc) for the time being. These journals will be moved to the Ground Floor during the course of this week (28th November onwards) so it will soon be possible to browse them on the shelves here, until the technical issues are resolved.

Study Spaces: During this transition period, before the first floor re-opens at the beginning of January, additional study space has been set up in surrounding buildings (e.g. Chapman), and building opening times extended,  to support students.  Please visit the Library Development Project webpage for further information

Your Arts & Media Library Champions, and what they can do for you

22 November 2016


Are you an Arts & Media student? Having difficulty getting what you want from the Library? Your Library Champions are fellow students who work closely with your Academic Support Librarians to represent you. They can order Library books for you, raise problems you are having with the Library, take forward suggestions you think of for improving Library services, and make sure you know about new Library services and developments.

Contact your Library Champions:

Peter McGrail (based at main campus)

Theo Chikomba (based at Media City)

Adelphi Library closure and Farewell Party!

19 July 2016

Adelphi Library farewell - flattened

The doors of Adelphi Library finally close on the 16th August 2016, after which the library stock moves to Clifford Whitworth library; the books and other Library materials will be accessible about 2 weeks after the Adelphi closure. Please make sure you borrow the books you want before 16th August – staff, postgraduates and level 6 undergraduates can now borrow up to 35 items, and level 3 and 4 undergraduates can have up to 25 items.

You are invited to say farewell to the Adelphi library on Friday, 29th July 2016,  12.00 onwards in the Library itself. Everyone welcome!

Join us in celebrating with music , reminisce with old archive photographs and video footage. 

Light refreshments are available.  Please let me know if you are going to attend for catering purposes, by emailing or phoning 0161 295 6183. 

Hope to see many of you there,

Andy Callen, Joanna Wilson and all the Library staff.



New Fashion books display at Adelphi

6 June 2016

Fashion book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Fashion throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased Fashion books at the entrance to the Library at Adelphi – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

New Computer & Video Games book display at MCUK

16 February 2016

CVG book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Computer & Video Games throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased CVG books at the entrance to the Library at Media City UK – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

New Interior Design book display at Adelphi Library

8 December 2015

Interior designbookdisplay

As in all subject areas, the Library is adding new Interior Design and Architecture books to stock throughout the year. So you can see some of our new additions to stock “at a glance”, we now have a new books display for Interior Design at Adelphi Library – come and have a look, or even better borrow one or more of the books from the display, no need to ask!


Arts & Media student? Struggling? You need your Library Champions!

2 December 2015


Your Library Champions are Arts & Media students who work closely with your Academic Support Librarian to represent you. They can order library books for you, raise problems you might be having with the Library, take forward suggestions you think of for improving and developing library services, and make sure you know about new Library services and developments.

Contact your Library Champions:

Jasmine Pokuaa

Anna Makepeace


Want a book, but it’s not at the University of Salford Library?

11 November 2015

You want it, we'll get it

If you want a particular book, but we don’t have it in stock at all at any of the University’s libraries, it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Try our You Want It, We’ll Get It service – fill in the short e-form at . In most cases we’ll buy the book for the Library, and you’ll be notified when the book is ready – no cost to you personally! You can also find the link on the Library webpage.