Partner students

If you are studying on a University of Salford programme at a partner college or institution, you are welcome to use our libraries.

There are different types of partner college and partner institution programmes (generally known as collaborative provision). Your College or Institution Tutor can tell you which type you are studying and this will affect the range of information resources and services that you are able to use. If you are still unsure please email

Study type - the University receives funding directly

These students can access all library information resources and services.

Study type - the partner institution receives funding

Our licenses restrict the access we can provide to ICT and electronic resources. However, visiting students can make use of the following services:

  • Reference access to a wide range of books, journals and magazines
  • Areas to read and study
  • Access to some electronic resources (please visit one of our enquiry desks for information regarding this).
  • Card operated photocopying facilities
  • Support from our enquiry desks
  • Library card with the entitlement to borrow up to four items

Where the partner institution has purchased further services from the University of Salford, these too are available.

Staff teaching students on partner programmes

You can be registered for a library/computing account as an Associate Member. This provides restricted access to our IT and library services, including an email account, access to the virtual learning environment and reference access to the library.

Library services for Robert Kennedy College

As a student at Robert Kennedy College, you can access a range of library services including electronic resources. Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to offer a full range of resources and services.

Getting help

If you require any help accessing any of our library services, please contact the Salford Business School Academic Support Team on

Skills for Learning is an online platform providing a wealth of help and information to help you make the most of your studies, including advice on referencing and plagiarism and study skills such as note taking and critical thinking.

Electronic resources

Business Source Premier - Full-text business database covering all aspects of management  including journal articles and  market  reports.

DawsonEra - Ebook platform containing books of relevance to business. Search the DawsonEra platform to find books.

  • Click 'Sign in'  
  • Select 'Shibboleth Login'  
  • Select 'University of Salford (Network Username)' from the drop-down list of institutions  
  • Enter username and password in the OpenAthens login screen that appears.  

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Peer-reviewed open access journals covering a range of subject areas.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - Open access books covering a range of subject areas.

OAPEN - A selection of open access textbooks which can be downloaded as a PDF or read on screen.

Ebsco Open Dissertations - A searchable, open access database of worldwide theses.

EThOS - The open access dissertations service provided by the British Library. It is similar to Ebsco Open Dissertations, but a number of theses listed by EThOS are available for immediate download.

Westlaw - Full text cases and statutory materials along with the Legal Journals Index and some full text journals, books, UK case law, UK legislation, EU legislation and cases, US cases and statutes, articles from legal journals and a range of international legal material

Other useful information sources

University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) - A searchable, online database of research that has been produced by University of Salford academics. It includes a database of past exam papers,  which  can  be  accessed  off-campus  using your Salford network ID and password.

When you are on campus

If your studies bring to the campus here in Salford, you can use the library facilities, including printing and photocopying, study spaces and selected electronic resources. You can also borrow library items. Remember to bring your ID card so that you can access these services.