Reservations increased from 6 to 10 until January 2021
We have temporarily increased the number of reservations you can make so you can click and collect more books before we close for the two week Christmas break. Reserve early as not all books are on the shelves and might be on loan. You need to allow time for them to be returned and quarantined. You will receive an email when they are ready for collection.
Holiday Vacation period over Christmas and New Year.
Libraries will close at 6pm on Friday 18 December and re-open on Monday 4 January. Library chat and email support is available Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December, from 1pm to 5pm.
New John Smith bookseller links to be found on module reading lists
John Smith booksellers are offering London Met students a 15% discount on the purchase of reading list titles. Simply follow the book title link from your module reading list, add the items to the John Smith shopping basket and register.
Alternatively, search for purchases on the dedicated John Smith London Metropolitan website. There is an offer to get 15 percent off London Met John Smith Booksellers .
Perlego e-books available for student purchase
On your module reading lists you will see that the thumbnail pictures for some of the titles also contain the letter 'P' in the bottom right corner. This indicates that the title is available through Perlego.
Perlego is a bookselling company that allows you to explore their catalogue of over 400,000 titles on an unlimited basis for a 14 day trial period, then £12 per month or £96 per year thereafter.
Students should use the 14 day free trial period to decide if it is good value for money based on their own individual study needs and budget. Be aware that on setting up a trial Perlego will ask for credit or debit card details, and if you don't cancel it once the trial period is up, Perlego will automatically begin to take payments.
Your virtual library
Our range of available electronic content continues to increase. The Library Services e-collections grow either as result of purchases or from where we can point to quality free online sources.
Here are some examples:
We have successfully trialled the 48,000 e-book titles on the JSTOR platform and have subscribed to a full academic year's access.
Our Cambridge Core e-books grow at a rate of approximately 130 e-books per month.
We continue to monitor the free content made available by publishers on a temporary basis to see which of them will have their access extended beyond 30th June. We will update our free content during Coronavirus page accordingly.
Coronavirus: latest Library information
The University buildings are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Scroll down the University FAQ page to the Libraries and Facilities section for important information about the library and our online support and resources You will also find answers to questions on wider university support and your studies.
48,000 e-book trial
Up until 30 June 2020 Library Services had a trial with JSTOR to make available 48,000 e-book titles in addition to the thousands that we have already from our other providers.
The titles were able to be searched on the Library Catalogue or from the JSTOR platform.