This page is relevant to anyone studying with North Lincolnshire SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training).
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.
The library is home to over 140,000 physical resources including books, journals and audio-visual materials. Use WorldCat to search library collections.
SCITT students are categorised as external borrowers. For more about borrowing entitlements for external borrowers see our Borrowing pages. Please note that external membership does not include access to the Library's inter-library service, postal loan service, scanning service or More Books scheme.
Due to licensing restrictions SCITT students have access to some but not all of the University's online databases. Access to these resources is via a service called OpenAthens. An OpenAthens account will be set up for you when you join the Library and the login details will be emailed to you.
Links to the databases available to SCITT students can be found below; users are prompted to sign in via OpenAthens when attempting to access these databases.
SCITT students may also be interested in our list of open access resources which are free to view.
NB. You should only need to use WorldCat (our library catalogue) when planning a visit to the Library, e.g. to plan which resources you may like to borrow. Online resources found on WorldCat, like ebooks, cannot be accessed by SCITT students.
Over 11,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 8,000 of them in full text.
Cambridge Journals Online
The full text of over 200 social science and humanities journals published by Cambridge University Press. Many titles are accessible back to 1997, or to Volume 1 if published later.
The full text of over 1,900 education journals and 550 ebooks. Also contains conference papers and indexing and abstracts for 3,500 journals. Also covers subject teaching.
Indexes over 10,000 periodicals from a variety of mainstream and specialised sources with full-text access available for over half of articles. Database access via Gale Cengage.
Over 670 full-text journals in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences from 1999 to the present.
Wiley Online Library
Access an extensive range of quality journals, reference works and Current Protocols online, covering a range of scientific, medical, technical and professional disciplines.
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:
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 and staff members may book the Library's seminar rooms and silent study booths.
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.
SCITT students are permitted to bring laptops and mobile devices into the Library (there are plenty of power points located around the building) and connect to wi-fi via a guest account. Free guest wi-fi is available campus-wide. Printing facilities are not available.
The IT Helpdesk can be contacted on 01522 583666 or at email@example.com.
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