Mary Seacole Library

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The Mary Seacole Library is a large library supporting the Health, Education and Life Sciences faculty, with a vast collection of books, journals, and teaching materials, as well as specialist subject support.

Current service updates

  • Study spaces may be pre-booked.
  • Browsing and borrowing is available using self-service.
  • Printing/photocopying facilities are available.

Help and support 

Hollie: Hi I'm Hollie. I'm a student mentor at Birmingham City University Library. So this is city south campus. And if you come with me, I'm going to take you on a tour of Mary Seacole library.

If you ever forget your device, don't worry because this is where you can borrow a laptop for your studies so you can always carry on. So now let's go and study.

This is the Help Desk at Mary Seacole Library. And this is where you'll come for any assistance with any of your library worries. And you'll be helped by one of the friendly members of staff.

Christian: Take a look at your library and Learning Resources website for all the ways that you can get in touch. Help is also available 24/7 through your chat service.

Hollie: As a student, you can use library search or you can go and access millions of resources or thousands of books whenever you want. I prefer to use my phone easier to scan the QR code to get resources any time from anywhere.

This is a subject guide where you can find all of your topics and the corresponding shelf numbers.

There are lots of books on offer here for you at BCU and each of the book references are found at the end of the shelves, making searching easier than ever.

If you wanted to take that book or return it, you'll do it using these machines. And don't worry if you don't know how to use the machines because you can scan the QR code here and it'll tell you everything you need to know.

These are just some of the many study spaces we've got at BCU. It's a quiet study space, so you could work with groups or with friends and students can also use these computers if they're working on assignments.

If you're after a more concentrated session, you can book on to one of the silent study spaces and work alone. These are some of the printers we have in the library and as a BCU student you do get £5 printing credit for your printer needs. If you need any extra help working the printers, you can scan this QR codes and they'll give you all the information you need.

So that's it for the library tour for today. So if you have any other questions, head over to the BCU Library website and check out all of the videos. Bye.

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