UEL Library News

Library Support During the Summer Vacation From Monday 10th July 2017 until Sunday 1st October 2017 there will not be a staffed service at the Library Helpdesk after 5pm on weekdays or at the weekend.  

If you require library support please contact the Birkbeck Learning Support Advisers by email at .  We will do our best to answer your enquiry during the summer vacation, staff availability permitting.

Using the Self-service Kiosks in UEL Library The self-service kiosks enable Birkbeck students to borrow books when staff are not present.  Birkbeck students may use the first two kiosks nearest the Helpdesk.  If your ID card does not work on the self-service kiosk, please see staff at the Library Helpdesk who can resolve the problem for you.

Printing at UEL Library and USS  A dedicated printer for Birkbeck students has now been installed in the printing hub on the ground floor of UEL Library.  When sending your work to print, please select the printer named USS MONO on Tapi.

Go to the printing hub and log into the dedicated Birkbeck printer and release the document.  Please note, the document will emerge from the UEL printer opposite the Birkbeck printer.

Printing is also available at the Weston Learning Centre at USS including colour printing.  If you are using either printer for the first time, please log in manually to register on the system. Remember to add sufficient print credits on to your printing account prior to using the printers. 

Three Dual Login Computers have been moved to the first floor of the Library to enable Birkbeck students to work in a quieter part of the Library if they wish.

New Library Catalogue As part of the revamp of the UEL Library website during the summer of 2016, the Library catalogue, which contains records of all the resources available for loan, has a new interface which makes searching easier.  If you have saved a link to the old catalogue, please replace it with this one.

Library Support During the UEL Summer Vacation From Saturday 28th May 2016 until September 2016 there will not be a staffed service at the Library Helpdesk after 5pm.  If you require library support after 5pm please contact the Birkbeck Learning Support Advisers at University Square Stratford in person, by email at bbksupport@uel.ac.uk or by phone on 020 8233 3316/3209.

Sconul Visitors From Monday 18th April - Friday 27th May 2016 no Sconul visitors will be allowed entry to UEL libraries to allow UEL students to prepare for exams.

Book Drop Box at University Square Stratford From Monday 18th January 2016, Birkbeck students at Stratford can return their UEL library books via a book drop box which is situated outside of the Weston Learning Centre.  If you are carrying heavy books or don't have time to visit UEL Library you should find this new service helpful. Your books should be returned on the system within one working day.

Requesting Books on Loan If the book that you want to borrow is out on loan, you can request it via the UEL Library Catalogue.   After finding the book in the catalogue, click 'Get it' and then click 'Birkbeck User Request'.  Fill in the form, submit it and your request will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Changes to services for Birkbeck students Starting from September 2015, all Birkbeck students registered as Stratford students will be able to borrow up to 15 books from the UEL and Birkbeck collections.  In addition, you will be able to use your Birkbeck ID card to access the library, borrow books using the self-service kiosk and use the printing facilities.

If you are registered at Malet Street, you may also be able to use the library through the Sconul library access scheme.  You are not allowed automatic entry into UEL Library.

Group study rooms Birkbeck students can book group study rooms at UEL Library and the Weston Learning Centre (WLC). To book a group study room in the Library please go to the Library Helpdesk and staff will carry out the booking for you.  To book a group study room in the WLC, please go to the WLC Helpdesk at University Square and speak to Birkbeck staff.

Using computers at UEL Library Birkbeck students can use one of the dual login Praim computers installed in the library on the ground floor near to the Helpdesk.  If you experience problems logging into one of these PCs, please inform the Helpdesk.