Database service interruptions

Find out about known problems and scheduled maintenance likely to affect access to databases for more than an hour.

A number of publishers and content providers have opened up some or all of their digital content to support library users during this period. Find out more about additional access to digital content during COVID-19.


Access to video and audio content on Screenonline is currently unavailable. You may encounter ‘unregistered user’ or ‘media not available’ error messages. We are working with the supplier to resolve the problem.

LinkedIn Learning

There is currently an on-going issue with LinkedIn Learning links accessed from Reading Lists and Blackboard. You may be asked to sign in with your email address to access these links - please note that this is not required and a workaround is in place.

To access LinkedIn Learning resources using the workaround:

  • Please log in via the Library's LinkedIn Learning webpage.
  • Then click on the link (to a specific resource) from your Reading List or Blackboard.
  • This should be completed in a new browser session.

Resources failing to authenticate on Staff devices when off-campus

We are aware that Staff are experiencing issues when trying to access online resources from home using their Staff devices.

This is due to an issue with the EZproxy online authentication system. There is a workaround available:

  • The first time you open the link to the resource you will find you have not been properly authenticated.
  • Close this browser tab, whilst keeping your browser session open.
  • Click the resource link again and this time you should be authenticated and able to access the resource.

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.

Library service interruptions

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