About the Library

Our Library is a truly communal, inclusive space used by students across all programmes. The Library:

  • offers a wide variety of print and electronic resources to support your studies, and the search tools to discover them;
  • provides lots of opportunities to get expert help and advice when you need it;
  • maintains access to study spaces and related equipment;
  • helps to promote and develop information literacy skills;
  • leads on copyright compliance;
  • supports reading list provision;
  • administers the University’s research repository.

The Library is promoted through our comprehensive LibGuides site and social media, and reading for pleasure is actively encouraged. Close ties are maintained with the student body via the Students’ Union and student reps.

Library opening hours

Our Library is open seven days a week through the year, except for the period between Christmas and New Year and over the Easter weekend. For a detailed schedule see our LibGuides site.

Key services & facilities

Students and members of staff are able to borrow, reserve and renew books and other materials as well as make use of our document supply services such as Inter-Library loan. There are self-service machines for book loans, a drop box for returning books when the Library is closed, and you will receive an automated email a few days before any loans are due back. For more information on how to use these services, our borrowing entitlements and requesting additional resources, see our LibGuides site.

There are numerous study spaces around the building, the majority of which include a power supply for laptop use:

Social Study Suite
This suite is designed for group and collaborative work and incorporates five large seminar rooms.

Silent Study Suite
This suite is for those who wish to work in silence and incorporates four study booths.

24/7 IT Suite
This suite has 24 computers for 24 hour use.

Other IT facilities include 60 fixed computers, printer-copiers, specialist finishing equipment, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the building.

Specialist help and advice

There are a variety of ways to get help and advice from our Library team:

Provision for students with Additional Needs

Our aim is to provide accessible learning environments that are fit for purpose and conducive to study for all our students whilst respecting and reflecting the diversity and inclusiveness of the university community.

The Library is located in the Cornerstone Building, is spread out over two floors, and is fully accessible via a lift. Both floors have accessible toilet facilities. A hearing loop is fitted at the Service Desk and height adjustable computer workstations are located in the 24/7 IT Suite, Social Study Suite and Silent Study Suite. Facilities are provided for individual, group, computer-based and silent study.

Find out more

More information about all aspects of the Library and its services can be found on our LibGuides site. Alternatively, pop in and see us in the Cornerstone Building, email us at library@bishopg.ac.uk, or call us on 01522 583790.

Our postal address is:

The Library
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

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