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Key Library Resources

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to wide ranging collections of physical and online resources to support your learning and research. 

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Library staff are available to help you to get the most out of the resources and facilities so if you have a question or need some help just come and ask at the Library Help Point or one of the Subject Support Points or contact us by emailing You can also keep up to date with library services through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

There are different types of study space available across both campuses to support your wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning. You can find PCs, laptops, facilities to practice presentations and more in the learning spaces.

The Library Development Plan will show you how we plan to improve and enhance library services and we would be grateful for your feedback on the plan and any other comments on your experience of using the service so that we can ensure the library is meeting your needs.

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HIRA (Research Archive)

Hope's Institutional Research Archive holds publications from academic staff at the University. Some of these publications may be under embargo, so the full text of the publication will not be available.

A set of guides and other support materials are available including a video showing how academic staff can add their outputs to HIRA. 

Creative Campus

‌Creative Campus Library

The Creative Campus Library can be found on the first floor of the Cornerstone Building. During term time the opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and 10.00am to 6.00pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The library contains a wealth of study material as well as black & white and colour printing, photocopying, scanning materials and loanable laptop service.

During assessment and examination periods the Student Study Space will be open until 8pm Monday to Friday, see opening hours below for more details.

Creative Campus Library and Student Study Space Trinity Term Opening Hours


Creative Campus Book Requests

Students and Staff at Creative Campus may request for items held at The Sheppard-Worlock Library to be sent to the Creative Campus Library (and vice-versa).

You can request a book to be sent to the Creative Campus by completing the online form.


Help from librarians

Library staff are here to help and support you with your studies at Liverpool Hope. Staff are easily identified as they wear red lanyards with 'Library Staff' in white writing.  You can email or chat to a librarian at or telephone 0151 291 2099

Library Help Point

The Library Help Point is located at the rear of the library.  The help point is staffed by our Senior Library Assistants Helen Pickavance and Stephen Bird; please ask them any questions you may have whilst in the library. 

Subject Support Point

The Creative Campus Subject Support Point is close to the library entrance and is staffed by the Faculty Librarian, Angela Duckworth, on Mondays and Fridays during term time, she can help you with in-depth enquiries about resources for your studies.


Creative Campus Learning Spaces

Looking for somewhere to study at Creative Campus?

The Creative Campus has a range of learning spaces, which offer different study environments and technologies to suit your needs. This map highlights the learning spaces available on Campus. There are also PCs available within the Great Hall Balcony and within Cornerstone 104. More information about PC locations can be found on the HopeUni app.

Click here for more information on learning spaces available at Creative Campus 


Study Skills and Academic Writing Resources

We have a new study skills page which has lots of resources and links to useful guides and websites. This includes information on different note taking techniques, Maths websites, resources on how to present and create posters, how to prepare for exams and revise, general hints and tips for your academic writing and links to guides and videos for different Computer Assisted Technology software available at Hope Park.

On the Writing Mentors page we have lots of online resources, links and videos that the Writing Mentor team have found useful in their appointments and workshops. This includes information on academic writing, including resources and tips on prewriting, literature reviews and reports, essay structure, critical writing and thinking, punctuation and grammar.

We also have a second page with information, guidance and useful tips on dissertations, learning at postgraduate level, useful sites for international students and guides on plagiarism.

Referencing is an important requirement of academic writing and you can find guidance and examples for Hope Harvard and other referencing styles in the Referencing section of the Library Guides.