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Bringing the Library to You: How to Event

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Upcoming Library How to Event: Studying over the Vacation

This event will run from Monday 05 December to Friday 09 December at 11am -12pm each day:

  • Monday 05 December at Curzon Library
  • Tuesday 06 December Online
  • Wednesday 07 December Curzon Library
  • Thursday 08 December Online
  • Friday 09 December at Mary Seacole Library

 Whether you are on placement, studying whilst looking after your family, or working from home/accommodation during the holidays, we are fully able to support you during the vacation. This event will cover library vacation support and virtual services and resources. 

There is no need to book, just 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 quick chat it would be nice to meet you.

Library Opening Times

Library and Learning Resources has four libraries. Click each library to find more details regarding their opening hours. 

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Library Dashboard

Check Library dashboard for any planned or real-time issues with our systems and services. Outside of staffed working hours information is subject to change and the accuracy and reliability of the dashboard cannot be guaranteed.

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Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you, whether you've got a question about the information on this page or want to get in touch about something else. You can contact us about anything via chat, email or text. We can help with your library account, finding books, journals and information for your assignments, referencing, troubleshooting, and much more!

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24/7 virtual support

Chat with one of our librarians during staffed hours, or one of our partner librarians from around the world outside of staffed hours. The service is available 24/7!

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Online Subject Guide

Subject guides compiled by BCU Librarians to help you find recommended resources and support.

ADM guides                    

BLSS guides

CEBE guides                                    

HELS guides

Keep up to date with library news

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Library Dashboard: Systems status dashboard

Using another university library

If you would like to use a university library that's closer to home, apply to become a member of the SCONUL Access scheme. There are different types of membership depending on your mode of study, and your Birmingham City University library account must be clear of overdue items and outstanding charges. 

Apply for SCONUL Access membership


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.

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 

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