The SCD Library

The SCD Library is made up of several branches located at our Teaching Bodies. Students may use any branch of the SCD Library.

Library

The SCD Library consists of several branches located at our Teaching Bodies. Where a Teaching Body has more than one campus and library, all campus libraries are branches of the SCD Library.

Borrowing

All SCD students and staff may use any branch of the SCD library. For details on all the branches of the SCD Library, including holdings, special collections, and contact details, view the SCD library brochure .

Students and staff have borrowing rights at the branch of the SCD Library at their Teaching Body. They can also arrange to borrow items from any branch of the SCD library through reciprocal borrowing arrangements by contacting the librarian at their Teaching Body.

Research students, SCD staff, and SCD Honorary Research Associates can use this form to request borrowing status from any branch of the SCD Library.

Catalogue

You can access the catalogue of any branch of the SCD library via the common web portal, SCD Cat.

Policy & Regulations

The SCD Library operates according to this policy and all library users must agree to follow these regulations.

Principal Librarian

A Principal Librarian appointed by Academic Board coordinates the SCD Library branches to support the educational requirements of students and staff by providing accessible information in the form of books, periodicals, and electronic resources. This work is assisted by the Library Committee, whose membership consists of one librarian from each Teaching Body, and is overseen by the Dean of the SCD.

Information Literacy Resources

Our librarians are specialists in providing guidance for students in developing information literacy skills, such as how to search for information effectively, how to determine what is useful and relevant, and how to find the best resources for particular learning tasks and assignments. Ask the librarian at any branch of the SCD Library today ‑ you’ll be surprised at how much they know and how helpful they can be in your learning journey!