Your digital library
Find e-books, e-journals, articles and much more. This version of LibrarySearch shows only items that are available to access online.
Extra e-books for you
You have access to an extra 180,000 e-books that are available only to students at our European Centres.
The reading lists for your modules are online. They link straight to the essential and recommended resources for the module, in LibrarySearch or elsewhere on the web.
You can also view your reading lists in Moodle.
More digital resources
Not all of our digital resources are included in LibrarySearch. Visit your digital library to browse or search e-book and e-journal collections, newspaper archives and more.
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Document delivery – request books, chapters or articles
If the item you need isn't available from the University of Kent's e-resources or in print in your local libraries, we'll try to get it for you via the document delivery service.
Before you make a request
- LibrarySearch Digital to see if the item is available as an e-resource.
- with your supervisor if the item is available from another source or there is an acceptable alternative.
- the catalogues of relevant local libraries to see if they have the item, or a suitable alternative.
You must have approval from your supervisor before you make the request.
To make your request
- Go to LibrarySearch Digital
- Click Document Delivery Request (top right)
- Follow the instructions for your European Centre
When your item has arrived
For books, we'll email you to let you know it's available.
For articles and book chapters, they will be supplied in digital format by the British Library and you'll get an email with the link to the document.
There are restrictions to your use of the document, due to copyright legislation:
- you can only print one copy and may not make further copies
- you may not make further electronic copies, convert the file to any other format, or copy and paste from it
- once downloaded/saved, the document will "self-destruct" after 3 years
Recommended libraries in Paris
During the coronavirus pandemic, local libraries may be closed. Please check their websites before making a journey.
We recommend that you make full use of the resources available to you locally at libraries in Paris. Check their websites to see if you need to bring any identification to get access:
Libraries where you have borrowing rights
- Open access areas of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
- Bibliothèque Centre Pompidou: has very useful collections; you are advised to visit in the morning, as this library gets very crowded later in the day
- Bibliothèque François Truffaut at Le Forum des Halles, Paris.
- Cinémathèque Française - Musée du Cinema, Paris: includes a library and research centre
- Terra Foundation Library of American Art: specialises in art from the 18th century to 1980