The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to approximately 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of different study environments. In one central location there are the resources you need to carry out research (books, journals, electronic resources), to present your work (computers, printers, photocopiers, loan equipment, shop) and experienced, friendly staff to help you.
Primo library search
Use Primo to search our collections
Primo is our search tool to find the best quality resources to support your learning, teaching and research. Discover specialist databases, theses, books, journal articles and more - both print and digital - with a single search.
SensusAccess - a self-service, alternative media solution.
A new University-wide resource.
SensusAccess allows you to automatically convert documents into a range of alternative media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible formats.
Simply follow the four-step process to convert your file. Make sure to use your University email address.
Other learning technology can be found on our library guide.
If you have any feedback about this service please contact Ian Rayment.
Rediscover Primo - the gateway to library resources
New! Primo is now part of the single sign on process.
This means you won’t need to sign in to Primo if you’re already logged in to other University systems.
Over the summer we improved the usability of Primo including a mobile friendly version and a new look user interface. Take a look at the video to see how to make the most of the available features.
If you’d like to feedback about the new look Primo, email: LibraryDigitalCommunications@plymouth.ac.uk
The University is asking all research-active staff and doctoral research students to create an ORCiD account, and for staff to additionally link it to Symplectic Elements.
ORCiD is an internationally recognised unique identifier connecting research with researchers, ensuring correct attribution.Find out more about ORCiD
Information Specialists and Library Guides
Your Information Specialist can show you how to use information resources effectively -
- and your Library Subject Guide is a collection of relevant resources plus help and support.Your Information Specialist
Charles Seale-Hayne Library virtual tour
Take a tour of the Library without getting up.
All about library and digital services
Our focus is on enabling the transformation of information into knowledge.
Find out more about library and digital support - including our policies and strategies, our business plan and our organisation structure.About library and digital services