UoP London

UoP London students have access to all library resources. Whilst you may not be able to visit the physical library on the Portsmouth Campus, most of our resources and services are available to access online. 

This page brings together information we think you will find most useful but we encourage you to explore the whole library website. 

Accessing Library Services 

Library Membership 

You will be provided with a student card during your registration at UoP London. Your card also acts as your library card and you will need it to request postal loans and scans of articles/book chapters. You will also need to bring it with you if visit the Library building in Portsmouth. 

Postal Loans

postal loans service is available if you would like us to post books to you (UK addresses only). This service is for anyone with a University student or staff card.

Postal loans can be requested for books held in the Library stock. Books are posted out to you free of charge on the understanding that you are responsible for their safe return and for the return postage costs. 

Document Delivery Service

The Document Delivery Service allows you to request a scan of a book chapter, an article, or a conference paper. This service is for anyone with a University student or staff card. 


Finding and Referencing Resources 

The UoP Discovery Service 

The Discovery Service is a search engine to help you find articles, books, journals and other academic resources. The Discovery Service searches many library resources in one go. Finding items from the Library Catalogue and over 100 databases, it presents you with one result list of journal articles, conference papers, books, ebooks and more.

You can use the Discovery Service by clicking on the 'Search Library resources' button at the top right of this page. 

More information on how to use the Discovery Service can be found here 

Your Subject Page 

Visit your Subject Pages to find information and resources particularly relevant to your subject area. These pages have been carefully curated by your Faculty Librarian. They are useful when you are researching for an assignment or trying to find particular types of information, for example, newspapers, journals, or audio-visual resources. They will be the main starting point for your Library research journey.


Referencing can be hard but there is no need to struggle on your own. The Library is here to support you and there are a variety of ways you can get help when you are feeling confused or getting stuck. We have created extensive referencing guidance on our dedicated Referencing@Portsmouth pages. 

Information Literacy 

There is so much information available online that it can be difficult to find the most reliable and relevant sources. Visit our Information Literacy pages to learn about searching and evaluating information more effectively. 


How to get help 

Our friendly Library staff are happy to help with any questions and queries. You can get support in a variety of ways from online chat to emails and appointments. Check out our dedicated help page to see all the ways you can access the support you need.