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University of Exeter Electronic Library

University of Exeter Electronic Library Database

Go to the Electronic Library A-Z to search our databases on an A-Z list, or browse via our list of  Electronic Databases by Subject.

To Use

Once you have searched the list and found the database you wish to use then you will access it using your usual University IT account username and password.

To find out about new trials and e-resources, as well as any hot issues, check out the Electronic Resources blog.

If you are having any problems then check out our FAQs which have solutions for commonly experienced problems or you can contact us via e-mail:
Some of our resources ask you to use a specific username and password to access them and these can be found here, again you will need your University login  and password to access this page.

Access your Library Record online

You can access your Library Record online at: 


How do I request an item?

Search the catalogue and find the title.  Check for an Available copy at your location.  If there is no copy available at your location, then click the Request button at the top of the screen. You’ll be asked to log in using your username and password.

Choose your pick up location.

Read the information on the confirmation screen. You will receive an email when your books are ready to collect.

  • If the original due date is over a week away, the item will be recalled with an earlier due date. Once returned it will be reserved under your name.
  • If it’s due back in less than a week, once returned it will be reserved for you so that no one else can take it.

Where do I collect my reservation?

Once the item you’ve requested has been returned, we’ll send an email to let you know.

  • Forum Library and St Luke’s Library- Collect from the Reservations shelves and then borrow
  • Penryn – Ask at the library desk

Check your emails regularly. We hold a reservation for 3 days only.

How can I check the status of my reservations?

To see what items you have on reserve, check whether they’re ready for collection or cancel reservations for items you no longer require, log in to your Library Record.

Click on the link marked X requests (holds) for details of your reservations.