Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Bringing the Library to You: How to Event

How to make the most of millions of library resources, 24/7, wherever you are!

How to Event ... Getting Started in the Library

February: Library How to event--Finding Library Resources

BCU Library has so much to offer you to help you navigate your way through your research and assignments. Library How to event in February is to help you familiarise yourself with a variety of Library resources; how to find them; how to use them and much, much more ... 

Join us online via Teams between 11 am to 12 pm on any of the following dates: 

Monday, 14th February                            Tuesday 15th February

Wednesday 16th February                      Thursday  17th February 

Friday 18th February                            

No need to book, just click here to drop in. If you have a library question we would love to hear from you, or even if you just want to drop in for a chat it would be nice to meet you.

Books and E-books

We have over 450,000 print books and an ever expanding collection of electronic books for you to use.

    Try our Library Search


Containing journals, research papers and reports related to your chosen subject.

       A-Z Databases

Search for Library Resources

The Birmingham City University Library Search places a world of knowledge at your finger tips. To start a search, go to the Library home page, type terms separated by spaces in the search box and press return or click the submit button.
You can also use your device’s microphone to dictate search terms.

Learn about the library's powerful search features that will save you time and open new perspectives in your research and studies. Please click:

Library Search help

Reading List Online

Content specially curated by Academic staff for individual modules. Your reading list is an indispensable tool that brings together everything you should read for your module. Enter the module code or tutor's name in the search box located in the upper right corner of the page.

Access Reading List Online

Any more questions ?

We hope we have everything here to help you to get help. We are constantly seeking help to improve our service, if you have any ideas or suggestions, please leave us your feedback relating to our 'How to' events.

Journal articles

As well as books you can also access a huge variety of journals. They are available in both print and electronic form.

        Search for Journals

Digital Library

Access tutor-selected material such as past exam papers and student projects.

          Search Digital Library

Subject Guide

These guides have been put together by subject specialists and library staff to help you find resources related to your chosen subject at BCU in one convenient location. They include:

  • Details of key books, journals and databases for your subject.

  • Staff contact details for specialist help.

  • Advice on how to use different types of resource.

               Access the guides


The answers to many questions can be found via the Frequently Asked Questions on our Library Help page.

Idea and suggestions to improve library services


What are How to Events?

 How to Events are organised by Library and Learning Resources staff.  These events run for a week each month during term time on a range of topics that will help you to use both the library services and resources effectively. The topics range from getting started using the library, to using ebooks and preparing for exams.  Suggestions for future events are always welcome you can leave your thoughts here: Add a suggestion 

Accessibility Statement