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Book a Study Space

Sit, study, browse, and borrow.

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 to help us manage social distancing and maintain a safe study environment.

How do I book?

Follow the link below to our space booking website and select the times which you would like to attend from the booking grid at the bottom of the page. Once you've clicked on the booking start time, scroll down to select an end time from the drop down list.

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?

You can book for up to three hours at a time.

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?

Browsing and borrowing via self-service is possible for those who book a study space. A reservation service is available for those who wish to come in briefly to collect reserved items without booking a space.

Can I use the School of Art and School of Jewellery Libraries?

From the week beginning 19 April 2021 we are opening the School of Art Library (Mondays and Thursdays) and School of Jewellery Library (Tuesdays and Fridays). Numbers are restricted in order to maintain safe distancing but you will not need to book in advance. Check our opening hours for up to date information.

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