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Library services for international students
If you have come from abroad to study at Kent, the Library resources and services listed in this
guide may be useful to you, especially at the start.
Hello library! Hello IT!
Visit our quick start website for new students for an introduction to library and IT, with short videos to get you started.
International students have their own library induction, and we strongly recommend that you attend.
In addition, your academic school will arrange an
opportunity for you to visit the Library and meet the
Library Liaison team, so look out for these sessions in your timetable.
Like many other academic libraries in the UK, the three University of Kent libraries are mostly open access libraries: this means that you can go straight to the shelf to get the books you need. Some items are kept in 'stores' and have to be requested - the Library catalogue will indicate this.
The Templeman Library offers silent, quiet and social study areas (some with PCs), loan laptops and netbooks, DVD/video viewing facilities, and a café. Wireless access is available throughout the building for using your own laptop or compatible mobile device.
A vast range of online and physical resources are available in the Templeman Library and on the Library services website. Staff in the Library can help you make the most of them.
Finding your way around
International students have their own Library induction and we strongly recommend that you attend.
In addition, the Library induction offered by your academic school will introduce you to the best resources for your subject - this will appear on your timetable.
A 'How to find your way around the Library' guide is available from display areas in the Library. You can also take the online Library tour and view Library maps.