Library starter guide


The Library is at the heart of Birmingham City University on four campus locations: Curzon, Mary Seacole, the School of Art and the School of Jewellery.

Take a tour of your campus library

Select a card to watch a video tour of your library and get practical information such as opening hours, location, transport and more.

We are proud of our library spaces and welcome students and staff to utilise our various study spaces and browse and borrow from our collections.

*Please note, to maintain a conducive study environment, we discourage large group tours as they can disturb existing users.

You can also discover the Curzon library at your own pace with audio guides available 24/7.

Useful information

You can also access the BCU Library search and 24/7 chat via the library website.

In addition to giving you access to millions of resources, the library provides you with services such as study spaces, laptops, tutorials and and much more.

Your University ID card is also your library card and your library account is automatically created when you enrol.

To borrow laptops from the lapsafe lockers you will also need your 4-digit PIN. You can reset your PIN via the following link: Reset Pin

For campus library opening times please visit the following link: Opening Times

It is not essential to book a space to gain access to the library. A booking system is in place for individual and group study rooms at Curzon and Mary Seacole libraries. Our study rooms are very popular and we advise booking these in advance.

For more information or to book a study space visit the following link: Book a study space

Library induction

The Learning, Teaching and Research Services team has prepared induction activities to walk you through all the essential resources and services that will help you get started with your course.

Make sure to attend the live Library Induction session at the beginning of your course.

In the event you could not attend, watch the interactive Library induction video linked below.

Library induction

Induction checklist

All you need to get started

The sooner you know about the Library the more you can take advantage of its services. The Library and Learning Resources team has prepared an induction checklist to give you a head start.

Download the library induction checklist