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External Borrowers and Visitors: North Lincolnshire SCITT Students

Everything you need to know about the Library if you are not a BGU student or staff member.

North Lincolnshire SCITT Students

This page is relevant to anyone studying with the North Lincolnshire SCITT.

Accessing the Library

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 attentionYou 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.

Physical resources

The library is home to over 138,000 physical resources including books, journals and audio-visual materials.  Use WorldCat to search library collections at <>.

SCITT students are categorised as external borrowers. For more about borrowing entitlements for external borrowers see our Borrowing LibGuide. 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.

Online resources

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 Athens.  An Athens account will be set up for you when you join the library and the login details will be emailed to you. To login to Athens use this link and click on 'Login to MyAthens'. To access and view the databases available to you, once logged in click on the Resources tab at the top of the screen.


Pay-as-you-go photocopying facilities are available.  Ask at the Service Desk for more details.  Costs are as follows:

  A4 A3
B&W single-sided 4p 6p
B&W double-sided 6p 9p
Colour single-sided 20p 35p
Colour double-sided 30p 52p


Computers and wi-fi

SCITT students are welcome 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; please ask at the Library Service Desk for details.

There is a single public access PC in the library which provides access to the internet only.  You cannot print or save from this device.   

An IT Helpdesk is located on campus in the CELT Centre (adjacent to Curiositea) should you require assistance.  They can also be contacted on 01522 583666 or at

Study facilities

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.

Rules and regulations

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

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