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Library access

Coronavirus library restrictions
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not accepting any registrations or visits from non-BCU students or staff. We will update this page when the policy changes. This includes all categories of membership.

BCU alumni can choose to register with us for one year's borrowing membership for just £35, allowing you to borrow up to four items at any one time.

Curzon library entrance

Alumni membership will provide you with access to any of our libraries, subject to the following:

  • There is a £35 non-refundable charge payable on application.
  • You'll need to provide proof of alumni status and name and current UK address (dated within three months of application).
  • You'll need to bring your library card and proof of ID with you every time you want to access the library.
  • A replacement charge of £10 is made for lost cards.

Please note that there is no PC/electronic resource access for external library users, but you can connect to the 'BCU Open Wifi' service on your own device.

Alumni Application Form

Please note:  Applications will be processed within five working days. After your application has been approved, you will receive an email from the library inviting you to visit the library during staffed hours to complete your registration. On this first visit you will need to bring proof that you are a BCU graduate, as well as two forms of identification with your current address on, dated within three months. You will be issued with your library card and PIN on this visit and will be able to borrow items immediately.  

Please be aware that once you have completed your registration you will have to bring your BCU library card and proof of ID with you every time you visit the library in order to enter the building. Cards may be collected each day no later than 15 minutes before the Helpdesk closes.

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