This page is relevant to anyone who joins or wishes to join BGU Library under one of the following categories of membership:
To find out how to join the Library in one of the above categories click here.
The Library is located in the Cornerstone Building, in the south-west corner of the campus next to the University Chapel and the pedestrian walkway from Newport.
The building entrance is locked in the evenings, after which time access is restricted to BGU students and staff members only. The access control gates at the library entrance are operated with a BGU ID card / library card. Anyone without a card can ring the bell for attention. You will be required to sign in upon entering the Library.
With the above in mind you should normally be able to gain access to the Library at the following times:
|Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm||May and August Bank Holidays 10am-5.30pm*|
|Fridays 8.30am-4.30pm||All other bank holidays: Closed.|
|Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5.30pm|
*On these days the library is open but the Service Desk is closed and a Security Officer is on duty.
The Library is normally closed over the long Easter weekend and between Christmas and New Year.
External borrowers are welcome to bring laptops and mobile devices into the Library (there are plenty of power points located around the building). Free guest wi-fi is available campus-wide; please ask at the Library Service Desk for details.
Printing facilities are not available to external borrowers.
SCONUL Access members may be able to connect to wi-fi via Eduroam, a service used by UK universities to provide reciprocal wi-fi access. If you visit from an institution that also uses Eduroam you can connect to our wi-fi network with the same login you use at your home institution. Some devices pick up the Eduroam signal automatically, whilst others may need to be configured to accept it.
An IT Helpdesk is available should you require assistance. They can be contacted on 01522 583666 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photocopying facilities are available to visitors and external borrowers but there is a minimum charge of £1 for card payments. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. Costs are as follows:
The library is home to over 140,000 physical resources including books, journals and audio-visual materials. Use WorldCat to search library collections. For more about your loan entitlements as an external borrower see our Borrowing pages.
Please note that external membership does not include access to the inter-library loan service, postal loan service, scanning service, electronic resources or More Books scheme.
Lidded drinks are permitted in the Library but food and open drink containers are not. There is a water fountain in the building foyer. All library users are expected to make and take phone calls in the building foyer or stairwells and to treat library staff, their fellow library users, and the building with respect.
There are a variety of study areas on both floors of the Library including areas for group, quiet and silent study. Only current BGU students may book the Library's seminar rooms and silent study booths.