Skills and support

We offer digital and information skills for all our community – inductions, videos on key information skills, 1-2-1 support, course-specific workshops. We understand that in this period students may need additional help finding and using resources, and other information skills.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch: library@courtauld.ac.uk

Library ‘Top Tips’ short videos

Nine essential 3-minute videos on key library skills – covering accessing resources from home, searching for images, using open access resources… and more!

Book a Librarian

We offer one-to-one support remotely for Courtauld students looking for assistance with finding and using resources, and other digital and information skills. Arranging an appointment is simple: you check our availability through our online calendar – you book the session that suits you – you tell us how you would like us to help you – we email you to confirm your booking.

You can find more information about Book a librarian in the FAQs below. If you need assistance, contact us.


Book a Librarian FAQs

What is the Book a Librarian service?

Book a librarian allows Courtauld students to arrange a one-to-one with a member of library staff to explore how you can make the most of The Courtauld’s library resources or to help you enhance your digital and information skills. For example, we can help you plan your research or with referencing.

I am not a Courtauld student - can I use the service?

No. At this time, we are limiting Book a librarian to Courtauld students.

How long is an appointment?

Appointments are 50 minutes long. If your enquiry is complex, we may suggest you make a second appointment so we have time to go through everything with you.

How far in advance can I book?

We aim to open bookings for appointments on Wednesday afternoons for the following Monday – Friday. The booking system shows the next available appointment. If no appointments are shown please check again later.

How soon can I book an appointment?

The booking system shows the next available appointment. If no appointments are shown please check again later. We aim to open bookings for appointments on Wednesday afternoons for the following Monday – Friday.

How will the session take place?

The session will take place through Microsoft Teams. Please make sure that you are signed into Teams ahead of your appointment. We will contact you through your Courtauld email account the day before your booking to confirm the session. We are only offering remote appointments so we can keep everyone safe.

I only have a quick question - do I need to book a librarian?

No. If you are unable to find the help you need on our web or Virtual Learning Environment pages, you can contact us with any quick questions about accessing and using our resources and services. We have created the Book a Librarian service for Courtauld students who would like a one-to-one to explore a broader area such as literature searches or citing particular types of material.

I need help, how can I contact the Library?

Information about all of Library’s services is available on our web pages. If you cannot find what you are looking for or need assistance, please contact us.

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