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.

More about archives

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.

Search artists' books

Books

We stock all the core texts needed for your studies, in addition to a large number of books and ebooks across the arts spectrum.

More about books

Databases

The Libraries subscribe to a large number of databases - collections of electronic content around a topic area. These contain electronic book chapters, articles and images. These may be found in the catalogue.

More about databases

Dissertations and theses

Selected dissertations and theses from previous UCA students may be found in the catalogue. 

Search dissertations and theses

Journals

Journals contain up to date articles in your area of research. Both print and electronic journals are listed in the catalogue.

More about journals

Moving images

The libraries contain a large number of DVDs. Streaming video is available on eStream, our streaming player. All of these materials may be found on the catalogue.

More about moving images

Reading lists

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

Reading lists

Research

UCA Research Online is the University's research repository, providing a digital archive of research outputs produced by its researchers. See our page for more on open access and how we can help researchers. 

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

Still images

Selected databases that focus on image collections.

More about still images

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
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Canterbury:

 

 

 

Library Opening Times update Tuesday 23rd March

COVID-19

In accordance with Government guidance the campus library spaces are CLOSED until further notice.

The digital library is OPEN and electronic resources and many services are available online via mylibrary. The library staff are continuing to deal with enquires by email.  Tutorials and workshop are now being delivered online. Databases, electronic journals and books are all available online. 

All loans are due back Wednesday 28 October 2020.

For enquires relating to electronic resources please e-mail: eresources@uca.ac.uk

Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE

Telephone: +44 (0)1372 202 461
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Epsom:

 

Library Opening Times update Tuesday 23rd March

COVID-19

In accordance with Government guidance the campus library spaces are CLOSED until further notice.

The digital library is OPEN and electronic resources and many services are available online via mylibrary. The library staff are continuing to deal with enquires by email.  Tutorials and workshop are now being delivered online. Databases, electronic journals and books are all available online. 

All loans are due back Wednesday 28 October 2020.

For enquires relating to electronic resources please e-mail: eresources@uca.ac.uk

 

Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS 

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 892 709 
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Farnham:

 

Library Opening Times update Tuesday 23rd March

COVID-19

In accordance with Government guidance the campus library spaces are CLOSED until further notice.

The digital library is OPEN and electronic resources and many services are available online via mylibrary. The library staff are continuing to deal with enquires by email.  Tutorials and workshop are now being delivered online. Databases, electronic journals and books are all available online. 

All loans are due back Wednesday 28 October 2020.

For enquires relating to electronic resources please e-mail: eresources@uca.ac.uk

 

Fort Pitt
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1DZ 

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888 734 
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk

 


Find out what is happening at Rochester:

 

 

Library Opening Times update Tuesday 23rd March

COVID-19

In accordance with Government guidance the campus library spaces are CLOSED until further notice.

The digital library is OPEN and electronic resources and many services are available online via mylibrary. The library staff are continuing to deal with enquires by email.  Tutorials and workshop are now being delivered online. Databases, electronic journals and books are all available online. 

All loans are due back Wednesday 28 October 2020.

For enquires relating to electronic resources please e-mail: eresources@uca.ac.uk