Certificate of Higher Education (modular enrolment) and short course students

Joining the Library

Once you have completed your enrolment you are entitled to a Birkbeck student ID card. To order this you should upload an image to your MyBirkbeck profile. Your Birkbeck student ID card is also your Library card.

Birkbeck Library is located at Malet Street, entrance via Torrington Square.

Access to the Library

When you have access to the Library will depend on at what stage the module you have enrolled on is considered viable by the Course Administrator.

Duration of access to the Library

How long you have access to the Library and IT Services facilities will depend on the total number of CATS the courses you are enrolled on comes to:

  • If the courses you are studying total is less than 60 CATS then access to the Library will be to the end date of your course + 28 days.
  • If the courses you are studying total is equal or greater than 60 CATS then access to the Library will be to the end of the academic year (end of September).

Borrowing

You can have up to 15 books on loan at any one time. 3 weeks and 1 week loans can be renewed if another library user has not requested them. Click to find out How to renew.

Library & Information Skills Moodle module

An online tutorial that tells you about library services including the catalogue and helps you acquire information skills.

Who to contact

Get to know who your Subject Librarian is. Subject Librarians offer telephone and email help and one-to-one or group information skills sessions by appointment. They can help with using the Library and eLibrary; finding information; citing your references and more.