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Meet our teams

About Library and Learning Services

Make sure that Staffordshire University Library and Learning Services are at the heart of your student journey. Whether you wish to study online using our large range of digital resources or to access our printed collections, we have something to suit you.

Our friendly and experienced team are all about supporting you to have the best learning experience you can while at University. Explore our webpages to make sure you don’t miss out on anything and, if you need help, just get in touch.

Head of Library and Learning Services - Paul Mahoney

Student Connect team

Staff in the Student Connect team are looking forward to helping you get the most from your learning journey at Staffordshire University.  This team can help you to find your way around our collections, reserve books and other resources, use our Click and Collect service and much more.

An online Library chat is also available between 9-5 and can answer or triage your requests  - look out for the Chat icon in the bottom right of the screen. Just click on this to start a Chat session.

If your enquiry cannot be answered by the team you will be referred to a subject specialist team at the University

Customer Experience Manager - Kirstie Brookes

Contact the Student Connect team

General enquiries:

Academic Skills team

The people in this team can help you with all your study related problems. Need to know how to reference? Looking for some tips on improving your academic writing skills? Want to know how to get the layout of your dissertation just right? Meet the team to find out who is the best one of our experts to help you.

We have named staff allocated to each subject area who will be your first contact.

Library & Academic Skills Manager - Alison Pope

Contact the Academic Skills team

General enquiries:


Resources and Library Systems team

The Resources and Library Systems team work behind the scenes to help Library and Learning Services function. The staff in this team order books, organize reading lists, make sure that the Library website works and play a big part in supporting the University’s research outputs. Their work underpins REF 2021 and organizes all the academic research published by researchers at the University.

Resources & Library Systems Manager - Vicki McGarvey

Contact the Library Resources team  - for enquiries on STORE and research - maintaining reading lists, digitisation requests and accessible formats requests - for requesting loans of items that are not currently stocked by our libraries