Coronavirus - library services news

How your library service can support you.

Staff and students coming on to campus are strongly encouraged to take two tests per week. Read more about how to get a test

Face coverings and social distancing

Face coverings are strongly encouraged inside university buildings. Please maintain 1m social distancing wherever possible.

Library space booking

It is no longer necessary to book a space to gain access. However, the booking system remains in place for individual and larger collaborative study spaces at Curzon and Mary Seacole libraries.

Opening hours



Mary Seacole

Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm

Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm

School of Art

Monday-Wednesday: 9am-9.30pm

Thursday: 9am-7.30pm

Friday: 9am-6.30pm

School of Jewellery

Monday-Friday: 9am-7.45pm

View our opening hours online and book a study space online

Online resources

The library continues to expand the range of resources available online. Search for eBooks, online databases and journals relevant to your studies. 

Help is available 24/7 through our online Chat service. You can also book online tutorials with subject expert librarians who can help you make the most of our online resources. There is also a guide to help you study from home.

Help and enquiries

Advice and guidance is available 24/7 via our Chat service and at the Library Help Desks during staffed library opening hours.

You can also book online tutorials with our subject expert librarians.

Any questions? Chat, email or text us using the link below.

Please continue to check your BCU email and this page for updates.

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