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.
|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 1.30-5.30pm|
External borrowers and visitors are welcome to bring laptops and mobile devices into the Library (there are plenty of power points located around the building) but are not permitted to use university computers. 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.
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.