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Book a Study Space

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Book a study space

For 2020-21, we have implemented a booking system for BCU students and staff who would like to use Curzon or Mary Seacole Libraries. The booking system is in place for contact tracing reasons and to ensure that each space is cleaned between bookings.

How do I book?

Follow the link below to our space booking website and select a green three hour slot from the booking grid at the bottom of the page. 

Campus is restricted to certain individuals who have no alternative study space or who are required for face to face teaching. To access campus, please register with the university centrally and agree to updated safety rules, before booking a library study space. You will have had an email to your BCU email tell you how to do this but you can register via MySRS.

Book a Study Space

Can I book a space with friends?

Due to strict social distancing guidelines, only individual seats are available. This is in line with government and university policy. You may only use the specific seat you have booked and we kindly ask that you don't move the furniture.

Although study bubbles apply in classroom settings, we have no way of policing this in social learning areas therefore no group study is available at this time.

How long can I stay?

Sessions are for fixed three hour periods. You can arrive at any time during your booked session, but you will be asked to leave at the end of the fixed time so that cleaning can take place ready for the next session. If you book consecutive slots, we will ask you to leave in between slots to allow for cleaning staff to operate safely.

Midday Afternoon
11:30 - 14:30 15:00 - 18:00

Study rooms for disabled users

At both Curzon and Mary Seacole Libraries, rooms are available for users who Student Affairs have identified as being in need of a secure and accessible space. You may bring your support worker with you to use the room.

These rooms can be booked using the space booking link (choose "accessible rooms" as the location) or via the online chat service

Please note that bookings made online must be mediated by library staff and should be booked at least one day in advance.

Can I visit the library without booking?

During 2020-21, we are keeping our libraries COVID-19 secure which means that you can only enter the space if you have booked in advance. This system will likely be in place until restrictions ease across the university, and in line with government guidelines.

What if I want to borrow books?

We are unable to provide access to physical stock at the current time. Our click and collect service will resume when it is safe to do so.

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