Library Resources

Resources

The Library holds a vast range of resources to help you with your studies. Here you will find out about our collections and how to access them.

Archives and Special Collections

Our archives and special collections are rare or unique, such as original letters and artwork, with particular strengths in arts activism, animation and photography. For inspiration and research, we are open to all by appointment, whether you fancy taking a look at Roobarb in the animation archive of Bob Godfrey, our art school archives, or our activist collections, including work by photographer Tessa Boffin.

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Artists' books

These are art works using text and image which take the form of books or other objects. These collections include ‘zines and student work.

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Books

The library offers over 200,000 books. All of these and more can be found on LibrarySearch. Loans are either three week or seven days. They may either be borrowed from your own, or, if the book is a three week loan, another campus. To borrow a book from another campus you will need to place a hold.

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Databases

The Library subscribes to over 50 databases - collections of articles, images, ebooks and other material - to help you in your studies. To see a full list of all the databases we subscribe to, see our database A-Z.

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Dissertations and theses

The Library holds a selection of dissertations written by previous students over the last three years. These can be found using LibrarySearch or on resourceBank.

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Images

The Library subscribes to a number of image databases. For guidance on using images please see our Libguides pages on copyright.

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Journals

Journals provide current research in your area of study and can be electronic, print or both. Journal A-Z gives you a list of all current library journal subscriptions.

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Moving images

The Library holds over 19,000 DVDs and subscribes to a number of specialist arts streaming databases. eStream is the Library's moving image service which allows you to access a wide range of videos, television programmes and other learning resources.

More about moving images

Reading lists

Recommended reading lists for your course are all currently listed on the Library catalogue.

Reading lists

Research

The Library provides open online access to its staff research, including both text-based and creative arts research, as well as PhD theses. Research can be found on UCA Research Online.

UCA Research Online

Subject guides

Subject guides listing ejournals, databases and books recommended for your course may be found on myUCA in the Library resources sections.

Subject guides via MyUCA

Times Higher Education

UCA subscribes to Times Higher Education. Register with your @uca.ac.uk email address to gain free access.

VADS

The national image repository hosted by the University consists of 140,000 items and associated metadata from 300 collections, brought together online to enhance learning, teaching and research in the visual and creative arts.

VADS

Contact Gateway

For information on our services, please contact the Gateway.

New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AN

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 817 314
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Surrey
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Farnham
Surrey
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ME1 1DZ 

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