SCONUL Access during exam period

Please note that access to the Libraries at Birmingham City University will be restricted during our revision and examination period from Monday 8th May until Friday 2nd June 2017 inclusive.
Due to increased pressure on the buildings with regard to study space, we will not be admitting any Band R SCONUL card holders and will not be registering any new SCONUL Band R applicants during this period. 
Band A, B or C SCONUL members will not be affected by the restriction to access.

Succeeding in your assignments / starting your research

It’s November, and by now I’m sure most BCU students are well underway with their assignments or research projects. This month we’re going to be concentrating on all the ways the library can help you with these. Sure, you can get books and articles from us, but did you know we’ve got TONS more to help you get amazing grades?

We’ll be focussing on individual resources in future posts, but here’s a quick overview of some services which we hope you’ll be able to make good use of:

How can I get help?

  • You can book a tutorial with a librarian that specialises in your subject to help find resources for your research projects or assignments.
  • You can book a tutorial with the Centre for Academic Success to help you with academic writing.
  • You can book on an information skills workshop.
  • You can try a subject-specific informed learning course online.
  • You can browse your online subject guide which includes tailored library information for your subject.
  • We’ve created a guide to help start you off with your assignment/research.

Is there any specific help for researchers?

  • Yes! We have created a guide which maps the research process in detail, providing links to our resources and further help sources.
  • You can also book a tutorial as above.

What if I’m doing my research away from the university and need some help?

  • You can use our online Library Help service to chat to us live or send us an email.
  • You can join the SCONUL Access scheme to use facilities at your local university library.

During November we will be posting more information about the above, but why not explore these links now and see how we can help you?