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All About LibGuides and BGU Library: Home

An introduction to LibGuides and the Library in general

A warm welcome to LibGuides, your one-stop-shop for BGU Library information and advice! 

This site is made up of a homepage and numerous individual guides.  The homepage, which includes a really useful set of Quick Links, can be accessed from any part of the site by clicking on the blue LibGuides link at the top of each page.

We hope you find the site useful; please get in contact if you have any suggestions about ways it could be improved.

An overview of Library Services at BGU

BGU Library is run by a committed team of fifteen staff, including six professionally qualified librarians.  In addition to providing the learning resources you need to complete your studies we offer a range of different services and facilities to support the University's community of students and staff members, including:

  • Late night opening seven nights a week during term-time;
  • Specialist guidance and advice available from trained information professionals from Foundation Degree to Doctoral level;
  • Generous loan allowances;
  • A Social Study Suite for group and collaborative work incorporating five large seminar rooms, each with a computer and interactive whiteboard;
  • A Silent Study Suite for individual work incorporating four study booths, each with a computer;
  • Numerous quiet study spaces around the building, the majority of which include a power supply for laptop use;
  • A self-service machine for book loans;
  • A drop box outside the library for returning books when the library is closed;
  • A comprehensive FAQs website, AskUs;
  • Wi-fi connectivity throughout the building;
  • 60 fixed computers, plus an additional 24 just outside the library entrance in the 24/7 IT Suite;
  • Stationery sales;
  • Multi-functional devices for printing and photocopying and specialist finishing equipment and stationery;
  • Resource request services such as reservations, postal loans and document supply.


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