How to… get started at Seacole Library

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You may have seen that Kenrick Library at City North Campus is closing it’s doors for good Friday 1st June and students from the School of Education are moving to City South Campus.

To welcome and help familiarise School of Education students with Seacole Library, Customer Services staff are running three drop in sessions. These are planned for the week commencing 4th June.

Pop along to find out:

  • what services we offer at Seacole Library
  • find out where things are
  • meet the staff who are on hand to help you

Drop ins are scheduled for:

Monday 4th June 11am – 12noon

Wednesday 6th June 11am – 12noon

Friday 8th June 11am – 12 noon

Meet staff opposite the library helpdesk.

Hope to see you there!

^Posted on behalf of Huizhe Jin and Janet Fox, Customer Services.

Curzon Library tours

As part of the Birmingham City University welcome week, we’re running tours of Curzon Library on the following dates/times:

18th September
11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
19th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm

20th September

BCU Welcome Fair all day – pop along and grab some goodies at our stand!
21st September
 11:15am  1:15pm 3:15pm
22nd September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
25th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
26th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
27th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
28th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
29th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm

No need to book, you’re welcome to just turn up and see what we have to offer!


More coffee and cake!

Following the success of our coffee and cake morning in Curzon Building on 13th November, we held more events across our campus libraries.

20th November – Kenrick Library, City North Campus

25th November – Mary Seacole Library, City South Campus

27th November- Conservatoire Library, City Centre Campus

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We spoke to around 200 students in total about where they could get help across the University, including the Library, Centre for Academic Success and the ASK student advisory service.

We asked students for their study tips for the chance to be entered in a prize draw for an Amazon voucher worth £20.

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We will compile and post all of your study tips soon.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for these!

It was great to see so many students (and staff!) engaging with us – special thanks to the lecturer who brought their class over as a group for a tour of Kenrick Library, and thanks to many others who directed their students towards the events.  We hope you all enjoyed them as much as we did, and we certainly hope to run them again soon.


Do you have any feedback about the coffee and cake events? Do you have any suggestions for future events? Please contact us using the comments form here.



Where Can I Get Help? Coffee and cake event, November 2015

A series of ‘Where Can I Get Help?’ events have been arranged to take place across the University during November.  The aim of these events is to raise awareness to the various teams that are able to help both staff and students and create an opportunity for these teams to promote their services and resources.  These events were publicised via posters, leaflets, emails, iCity and Twitter.

The first event took place on Friday 13 November, just outside the library on level one of Curzon Building from 10am to 12pm.  Situated next to the social learning area, students were able to stop by as they moved through the building.


We set up a display and used two large tables provided by Campus Services. On one table we displayed a variety of our leaflets and business cards, with the other table being used for displaying the study tips that students wrote down on post-it notes which were then displayed on a poster.  This table was also used for coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits, which all went down well!  We handed out lots of leaflets, business cards and refreshments, and had a chance to chat about where students could go to get help.   There were several Library and Learning Resources staff to answers students questions throughout the two hours, and without all of their help the event would not have been a success.  We talked to lots of students throughout the event and gained valuable feedback from them along with lots of useful study tips.


Overall the event was a huge success.  A big thank you must be given to the staff who volunteered to help and made the event not only a huge success but a very enjoyable event to be part of.

If you’d like to get involved, we’re holding three more events in November!


Kenrick Library foyer, City North Campus – Friday 20th November 2015, 10am-12pm.

Mary Seacole Library training room, City South Campus – Wednesday 25th November 2015, 10am-12pm.

Conservatoire Library seminar room, City Centre Campus – Friday 27th November 2015, 10-12pm.


^Laura (Assistant Liaison Librarian) on behalf of Janet Fox.