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Students have access to a collection of learning resources and online databases (journal articles, eBooks, newspapers etc.) from University Centre Peterborough and the Inspire Education Group. The majority of these resources are available remotely as well as on campus.

Students on ARU courses will also have access to partner resources from Anglia Ruskin University Library.

Students can access their resources through CANVAS under Library Resources and the Inspire Education Groups Student Hub.

Is your online information gateway for your studies. Which allows you to access and change your personal details as well as viewing your modules, assessment deadlines and transcript of your results.

University Centre Peterborough students can use:
Library & Digital Resource Hub at Peterborough College, RM Yellow 25, & Stamford College, Yellow Zone Level 1, close to The Refectory.

Term-time Peterborough College opening times:

Monday to Thursday - 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Telephone: 01733 762137    Email:

Term-time Stamford College opening times:

Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Telephone: 01780 484339       Email:

Holiday hours for both Libraries:

Monday to Thursday - 8.45 am to 4.30 pm
Fridays - 8.45 am to 4.00 pm

Students have full access to the shared library catalogue across both campuses. Books can be reserved so you can collect them from your campus.

Students can take out 14 books for 4 weeks; these are subject to fines. Books overdue by more than 60 days will be referred to finance where further charges, including a £10 admin fee will be applied.

Please remember to renew or return your library books on time.  If you need to talk to a member of the team about your loan, visit the Library or email: or

As a HE student, you can choose to study in any of the student spaces in the College libraries where you can work alone or as a group.  You can also book in advance or simply log onto any of the student PC’s with access to the internet & Microsoft Office or book out chrome books or laptops to use whilst you are in the library.  There are also printing and scanning facilities available.

The Library & Digital Resource Hub provides a wide range of books for loan (print and eBooks) as well as online databases (newspapers, journals, maps and other useful resources.

The friendly team are always happy to help students and staff use the various services available and can offer advice on finding the right resources.

Students on ARU-validated courses will also have access to partner resources from the Anglian Ruskian University Library.

Access to online resources, books, journals, articles, newspapers, and e-books.

Getting access to all of the things that you need to begin your studies can be daunting, which is why we run drop-in sessions to help you Get IT Sorted. Sessions run on weekdays during Welcome Week and the first week of teaching. There's no need to book, just bring along your devices (laptop, phone, tablet) and we'll show you how to get connected. We promote these events throughout the year on social media and through posters so keep your eye out for the upcoming dates.

Our new print service provides greater flexibility in when and where you print. Print to a single print queue and then release your print from any of our student printers within our building in the open access areas. Nothing will be printed until you are ready to collect – then simply tap into any student printer using your ID Card or log in directly on the printer and select your print requests on the screen. Like the majority of Universities there is a small charge for printing, you can top up your credit on your account here

We use Microsoft Outlook Web App in order for you to be able to send and receive emails. Emails can be sent internally to any member of staff, or externally as required. You will be able to access your student email from any PC with an internet connection. It will give you email, calendar, contact and task management features. You will be able to access your email from an internet browser by navigating to My.Anglia and clicking on the Email Login link. We recommend that you access your student email at least twice a week during term time to check for important information.

How to connect your student email to your smartphone or tablet (click here) 

You can also link your student email to your other email accounts so there is no switching in between them all. Just follow these simple steps;

  • Log in to your student account (
  • You should be at your Account Overview page. If not, hit
  • In the Other Options section at the bottom of the screen you will see a Linked IDs link. Click this.
  • Click on Add linked ID, then enter your password for your student account first **, then the ID and password of the account you would like to link in (e.g.
  • Now at any time you can return to and click/hover over your username at the top right of the page. At the bottom of the drop-down menu is a list of all the accounts you’ve linked together. Click on any one to instantly switch to it. No re-logging in required

A text-matching software, is widely used by a large number of Universities within the UK and matches text of submitted work to that in a large database of online sources. This software highlights plagiarism by comparing the students’ submitted work for text matches to outside sources such as the current and archived internet, journal articles and previously submitted student papers. This is not software to ‘catch-out’ students, but to help enhance and develop your good academic practice. The user guide for students can be found here

University Centre Peterborough currently has 700+ students on over 30 different degree level programmes.


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