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Library Staff Teams

The following is a list of the Library Teams at Birkbeck Library:

Acquisitions and Metadata team

The Acquisitions and Metadata Team is responsible for the acquisition, cataloguing, classification, processing, relegation, binding, repair and withdrawal of Library resources. This covers printed, electronic and audio-visual material held in the Library or made available over the network to Library users.

  • Senior Assistant Librarian (Acquisitions & Metadata)

E-Services & Systems Team

The E-Services Team is responsible for the planning, development and management of library electronic information services that are delivered to Library users. The team ensures that content selection, purchasing, licensing, and access arrangements are in place. It also supports colleagues and the user community in exploiting the services to the full. Services include activities such as the setting up of electronic content platforms, maintenance of e-books and e-journals, and production of digitised readings.

The Systems Team manages the Library's Horizon system and IT resources for staff in the Library. The team also has responsibility for the management of the institutional repository (BIROn) and our digital data systems (including Luna).

**For help with accessing our online resources, please contact the Library Help Desk on 020 7631 6063, email in the first instance**

Birkbeck Learning Support Advisers at Stratford

A dedicated team of Learning Support Advisers is based at the University of East London (UEL) Library on Water Lane, Stratford and University Square Stratford (USS).

  • The team provides library, learning and information technology support for Birkbeck students studying at UEL Stratford and University Square Stratford.
  • There is a dedicated collection of learning resources interfiled with the main collection in the UEL Library in Stratford.

Contact details

The team members' individual and group email addresses are:

They will be available during term time and vacations (Thurs & Sats in July) at the University of East London Library, Water Lane, Stratford, London E15 4LZ and University Square Stratford.

Lecturers and students can contact them on Tel: 020 8223 4811/2/3 (UEL Library help desk) or 020 8223 3316 (USS help desk) to arrange inductions to the library and the resources, or by group email:

Enquiry desk opening hours

The Learning Support Advisers are available during the following hours during term-time:

  • Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 5:00pm - 8:50pm
  • Wednesday 5:00pm - 8:50pm
  • Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

To check on current opening hours of UEL Library Stratford campus .

Library Management Team

Director of Library Services
Robert Atkinson 020 7631 6250

Assistant Director: E-Services, Systems and Collections
Elizabeth Charles 020 7631 6366

User Support Manager
Catherine Lauriol
020 7631 6492

Subject Librarian
Wendy Lynwood 020 7631 6062

Acquisitions and Metadata Manager
Florence McNally 020 7631 6061

Technology Innovation Manager
Lorraine Sperring 020 7631 6219

Assistant Director: User Support, Academic Liaison 
Peter Williams
020 7631 6578

User Support Team

The User Support team is responsible for admissions; circulation services including loans, reservations and renewals; interlibrary loans and document delivery; Library disability and dyslexia support; shelving; photocopying services and the physical environment of the Library.