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Welcome To New Students

Are you joining us as a new student this year? Get to know your Library before you start

Opening Hours

Manage your time and maximise the use of Library study spaces and support

Resource Subject Guides

Find out what the Library offers for your subject area – see the list of Library Resource Subject guides

BIROn (Birkbeck Institutional Research Online)

An Open Access digital repository for Birkbeck's published research

New Group study area

Details of the new Group study area and the facilities offered.

Following a summer refurbishment, the Library is opening a new Group study area.

The Library has opened a new Accessibility Centre for students with disabilities and dyslexia.

Details of forthcoming Saturday Workshops to be held in October and November

A new service: Sensus Access is a self-service document conversion programme.

Increase in the loan entitlements for UG and PG students.

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You need to bring your card with you every time you visit the Library to activate the turnstile at the entrance.

The Library covers five levels of the main building on Torrington Square.

The entrance is on the ground floor and the upper levels can be accessed by stairs or by a lift.

We have a variety of study spaces from silent areas to bookable pods available for group work. You will find more information here and you can check the availability of study spaces here and at the Library entrance.


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Library Videos

Videos of the Library and its services

Tour of the Library and from self-service to printing and copying.


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