09. Finding Library resources with Locate​

Locate is the Library catalogue which gives you access to all the books, journals and databases you will need for your studies, including online copies. ​

You can also use this to check your library account e.g. what you have borrowed and when it is due back, to reserve and renew books, and book group study rooms.​

Below you can watch video tutorials on a number of topics:


  1. Watch the Locate Tutorial video to see how find things​
  2. Open Locate for your campus & log in​
    Coventry campus: locate.coventry.ac.uk/cov
    Coventry University London: locate.coventry.ac.uk/lon
    CU Coventry: locate.coventry.ac.uk/cuc
    CU London (Dagenham): locate.coventry.ac.uk/cul
    CU London (Greenwich): locate.coventry.ac.uk/culg
    CU Scarborough: locate.coventry.ac.uk/cus
    Coventry University Wroclaw: locate.coventry.ac.uk/wroclaw
  3. Search for “History Coventry” & try opening one of the books about the history of Coventry which are available online.​

    If you need help with searching Locate you can ask us online through our Libchat service on Locate, check our Libanswers FAQ database, email or phone us or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

​* Please note that some of the resources required to complete these tasks might be only available to enrolled students of the Coventry University Group. If you are still in the process of getting enrolled, you may add a note to the Action Plan document available from induction so that so don’t forget completing these tasks later on.

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