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Action on Addiction: Library Guide: Using Library services

Library resources and support for students studying on Addictions Counselling courses

Advice for Action on Addiction students about how you can get the most out of the services available to you from the University of Bath Library.

As a student registered on the Foundation Degree or BSc Action on Addiction course you will have:

  • Access to University of Bath resources
  • Full Library membership, Library card to provide access to Library building and allowed to borrow 30 books at at time
  • Full access to our electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases, etc) via single sign-on (University username and password)
  • Training and support from Librarians at the University of Bath, both at your college site and at the University of Bath campus

For more information contact your Subject Librarian, Tamsin Reilly. You can find her contact details in the Home section of this guide. You can also visit Tamsin in the Library: Level 4, room 4.02.

Using the Library at a distance tutorial

Accessing resources

To find books and articles from reading lists you should use the Library Catalogue. 


If we don't have the book you are looking for you can request it via the Inter-Library Loan service.


The Library offers a request service for copies of journal articles and book chapters from our print collection. These are scanned and sent to your university email address. For example, if a book you are looking for is out on loan you can use the Bath Copies service to request that a chapter of it is scanned and emailed to you. Due to copyright restrictions you can only request a maximum of 1 chapter from a  particular book or 1 article from a particular journal issue.

Help with online access

How to reserve a book

If all copies of a book are on loan, you can reserve the title and collect a copy from the Library once it is available.

Other subject resource guides


In addition to the resources suggested in this guide, you may also find it useful to use resources across more than one subject area by accessing the subject resources pages for different departments. Each guide contains links to relevant databases and useful websites that can be searched for information and literature.