The Library offers a variety of study areas, catering for as many different learning preferences as possible. There are 59 computer workstations and 187 study spaces with a further 24 workstations located in the 24/7 IT Suite. 105 of the study spaces have access to a power supply for laptop charging.
The study spaces near the book shelves on both floors, including in the Teaching Resources Collection, are for quiet study with low level talking permitted.
The Social Study Suite on the first floor is designed for group and collaborative working and normal noise levels are permitted. Here you'll also find five bookable Seminar Rooms, each containing a Smartboard, computer and drywipe whiteboard.
The Silent Study Suite (accessible via the first floor book shelves) is designed for individuals working in silence and so no noise at all is permitted. Here you'll also find four bookable Study Booths, each with a computer and large desk.
The Library is generally busiest between 10am and 4pm on weekdays.
Most study areas are open access with no booking required, but to use one of our five seminar rooms or four individual study booths a booking is required.
Seminar rooms can be booked for up to 2 hours at a time and study booths for up to 4 hours at a time. Both can be booked up to a week in advance. Our Meeting Room is used as an overspill seminar room and may only be booked on the day.
To book a study space go to the LibGuides homepage and click on Book A Study Space.
Staff members, external borrowers and members of the public may not book seminar rooms or study booths.
Students are prohibited by law from photocopying/printing unlimited amounts from library resources. The limits that are allowed are prescribed by law and also by the various licences held by University. The documents below are designed to help you to understand what you are and aren't permitted to do in relation to copyright. In general you should photocopy/print no more than 10% or one chapter of a book (whichever is greater) and no more than one article per journal issue but you are advised to read the documents below, particularly the FAQs, to gain a better understanding of the rules as they apply to all types of library resources.
BG uses combination printer-copiers: machines that look like photocopiers but are used for both printing and photocopying. There are both black & white and colour devices on each floor of the Library and a colour device in the 24/7 IT Suite.
BGU students are required to pay for printing and photocopying.
A print/copy account is set up for you when you enrol onto your course and is initially credited with £5. The first time you try to print or copy you will be prompted to activate your account; you'll find instructions next to the printer-copiers.
To top-up your print/copy account with a debit or credit card go to:
(minimum payment £3, an instruction booklet can be found at the bottom of this box).
You can also top-up with cash (no minimum payment) at the Library Service Desk during staffed hours.
The University will not refund unused print/copy credit, so please ensure you manage your credit carefully, especially towards the end of your course.
Printing and copying prices are as follows:
|A4 b&w single-sided||4p||A4 b&w double-sided||6p|
|A4 colour single-sided||20p||A4 colour double-sided||30p|
|A3 b&w single-sided||6p||A3 b&w double-sided||9p|
|A3 colour single-sided||35p||A3 colour double-sided||52p|
Printing from mobile devices
Users of laptops and other mobile devices can print to library printers using a service called EveryonePrint: login using your normal BGU username and password at https://everyoneprint.bishopg.ac.uk. If you have an Apple device you will be unable to use the standard EveryonePrint service but there is an EveryonePrint email print option that you can use instead. For further information relevant to your particular device see the various Quickstart Guides in the box on the right.
All of the devices in the Cornerstone Building default to single-sided printing and copying, so if you want something double-sided you will need to change the settings on the device (in the case of a photocopy) or the computer (in the case of a print).
If you need to print or copy onto an acetate (OHT) please only use photocopiable acetates purchased at the Library Service Desk; non-photocopiable acetates melt inside the machines and can cause significant damage.
The computers in the Cornerstone Building are maintained by the IT Services department. They are available for use by BGU students and staff members; all are open access and do not need to be booked. There are also several study spaces around the Library with power sockets for laptop use.
You will find concentrations of computers on the ground floor of the building just outside the Library in the 24/7 IT Suite and on the first floor of the Library in the Social Study Suite and in the main shelving area. All computers provide access to MS Office software, e-mail and the internet. In addition there is a computer and Smartboard in each of the Library's five seminar rooms, a computer in each of the four silent study booths, and two multimedia PCs in the Social Study Suite.
Wi-fi is available across the campus including the Library; ask about the encryption key at the Service Desk, or at the IT Helpdesk in the CELT Centre.
Computer faults and queries should be reported in person to the IT Helpdesk (in the CELT Centre), via email at email@example.com or over the phone on 01522 583666.
For more about IT Services visit their website.
NB. External borrowers and members of the public do not have access to the BGU computer or wi-fi network. A single public-access terminal is available for internet browsing on the ground floor of the Library; this device has no print or save facility.
All library users are expected to maintain an atmosphere conducive to study and to show common courtesy to the people studying around them. You are permitted to bring lidded drinks into the Library, but no open drink containers or food. We also ask that you move to a stairwell to make or take phone calls, and, when using headphones, that you keep the volume low enough to not be overheard by those around you.
If another library user is disturbing or distracting you please tell a member of the library team so we can take action. We reserve the right to ask individuals to leave the building if the behaviour of the individual is considered to be inappropriate to the library environment.
The document below details all your rights and responsibilities as a user of our library.
At enrolment you will be given details of your BGU computer login and Microsoft Office 365 account. Office 365 provides you with a BGU email account and 25GB of OneDrivePro storage to allow you to store files in the cloud and access them from any internet connection. For more information visit the IT Services webpages.
Bringing your own device onto campus? Get started with these guides from IT Services:
A wide range of basic stationery items such as pens & pencils, folders, note pads, sticky notes, plastic wallets, laminating pouches and binding combs are available to buy from the Service Desk. A price list is available on our Blackboard pages.
Guillotines, a laminator, a binding machine, hole punches and staplers are all available to use in the Social Study Suite on the first floor of the Library.
As an alternative to binding your work yourself using equipment and stationery supplies available in the Library, the Reprographics department offers a binding service at a cost of £1, for which they will supply a clear plastic cover, a board back and a binding comb and bind your work for you. The Reprographics department is located on the ground floor of the Skinner Building, just a few feet away from The Snug.
Lockers are available in the Cornerstone Building foyer for use by BGU students and anyone else holding a current BGU library card. They are strictly for short-term, daily use and keys must be signed out at the Library Service Desk. Charges apply if locker keys are returned late or lost. Keys can only be signed out when the Service Desk is staffed, but can be returned via the book drop box when the Service Desk is closed. To find out more, please speak to a member of staff.
Study spaces, Copiers, Computers all ©Bishop Grosseteste University.
Guillotine from http://citygirlgonecoastal.blogspot.com.
Coloured Pencils by Paul Tomlin on Flickr under a CC BY 2.0 Creative Commons licence.
The information on this page is all about the facilities and equipment available to you in the Library. If you have any further questions please contact us using the information below:
Study spaces: for help with library study spaces or our room booking system speak to a member of the Library staff, call 01522 583790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our room booking system can be accessed from the Book a Study Space link on the LibGuides homepage.
Printing and copying: Library and IT staff can help with basic printing and copying issues and troubleshooting, but for in-depth help or advice speak to staff in the University's Reprographics department (ground floor of the Skinner Building), call 01522 583713 or email email@example.com.
Computers and wifi: for help with all things IT-related speak to staff at the IT Helpdesk in the CELT Centre (adjacent to Curiositea), call 01522 583666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stationery and finishing equipment: to find out more about our stationery shop or using the Library's finishing equipment contact the Library staff (see contact details above under study spaces). For help with dissertation binding contact the Reprographics department (see contact details above under printing and copying).