The University of Central England (UCE) is a large university based in Birmingham, UK with a student population of 23,000. The student body is a complex mix of full-time, part-time, post-graduate, post-experience and distance learners. There are nine academic faculties offering a broad range of courses, many leading to professional qualifications but with an emphasis on vocational education rather than the humanities. In common with library services in many new universities, the UCE Library Service is responsible for multiple campus service points spread across the city.