Database service interruptions

This page lists known problems and scheduled maintenance likely to affect access for more than an hour.

LexisLibrary - problem with news and international content

Certain types of material on the LexisLibrary database are currently not accessible via Library Search.

The content affected includes LexisLibrary's news and international legal sources. Other types of material (UK legal sources) can be accessed through the usual routes, including via Library Search, both on and off campus.


Guest access to databases

17 December 2019 update: Guest access to databases is currently unavailable due to ongoing technical issues. We are working to restore access as soon as possible

ScienceDirect - problem downloading PDFs

Users of Internet Explorer 9 and Adobe Reader X (as on the student network) are currently unable to download PDFs using the 'Save As...' button while viewing an article online.

A workaround is to right-click the PDF link and select 'Save target as...'

Alternatively, using any other web browser should avoid the problem.

Saving a PDF via the right mouse button context menu

Library Search

Users of Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge may experience slow response times when using Library Search causing a delay between typing and letters appearing in the search box.

This problem can be avoided by using an alternative internet browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

Library service interruptions

For general service interruptions and planned maintenance in our libraries, please see our Library service interruptions page.

Further help

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