Locate is a Core tool for staff and students to find library and information resources at the Coventry University Group.


Locate is the main Library catalogue. Through this you can access all of the libraries resources. It contains books, journals, videos newspapers and databases.  Each campus has it own iteration of Locate so that the details of book availability are relevant to that campus, so just make sure you have logged on to the right one for you.

Features of Locate

Locate is the main tool that you need to find information for setting assignment on conducting your own research. Key features include

  • Embed the URL in Aula to link student directly to books
  • Create your own library using the favourites button
  • Check your account information to see what you have one loan
  • Link to other key library services such as the library guides and document supply

Can I use it?

Locate is a Core tool, meaning it’s central to teaching and learning and available to all staff. Login for Core tools is typically via Single Sign on or you can contact the Learning Enhancement Team to find out more.

Firewall Status: Safe  This tool is likely to work for learners in countries with more restrictive firewalls

What can I do with it?

To find out how to search for resources on Locate, please refer to the library guide ‘Finding Resources’.

If you need further support with using Locate and any library resources, please visit the Library Sharepoint site for information including contact details for your Academic Liaison Librarian.


  • Julie Mccall

    I have worked at CU Coventry Library for many years and am currently seconded as manager of the Lanchester Academic liaison team.

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Updated on April 30, 2024
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