Bournemouth University Library

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Bournemouth University Library

Bournemouth University Library work hard to provide a comprehensive libraries and learning support service to all of our students. As well as our two libraries – The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library – we offer a wide range of online resources that you can access off campus, including e-books and e-journals that you can download to your personal devices.In July 2014, Library & Learning Support achieved Matrix accreditation, the external quality standard for information, advice and guidance services. This highlights our on-going commitment to providing service excellence to the University community and continuous quality improvement of our services.

To view the wide ranging publication output of Library Staff visit the dedicated Library page in our institutional repository BURO. Our publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters and conference items authored by more than ten of our staff.

Our libraries

The Sir Michael Cobham library courtyard

The Sir Michael Cobham Library is situated at the heart of our Talbot Campus and is where you will find our largest collection of printed resources. As well as its extensive reference collections, it is also home to 345 PCs, several bookable study rooms and technobooths, over 1,000 study spaces, a dedicated postgraduate study area, and three silent study floors. You’ll find printers, photocopiers and scanners on every floor, as well as self-service machines where you can loan or return books, pay library fines and carry out a range of other transactions.A number of support services are based within the library building, including:

We have done our best to make this space as accessible and versatile as possible. In addition to our desktop computers, there are numerous powerpoints for laptops, and we have adjustable height desks to ensure wheelchair users are comfortable when working on our computers or at our study spaces.

You can find out more about the resources housed in The Sir Michael Cobham Library on our What’s where page.

library student studying

Bournemouth House Library is located on the first floor of Bournemouth House, one of the buildings on our Lansdowne Campus. It is home to the printed resources for:

  • Business, law and management at postgraduate level
  • Nursing, midwifery and health studies
  • Psychology, social sciences and social policy.

In addition to these resources, the library has 50 PCs,  200 study places including 2 silent study rooms, a further study room equipped with computers, a group study area and 4 bookable technobooths. There are printers, photocopiers and scanners, self-service machines for borrowing, returning and fines payment and a Help Zone for library, askBU and basic IT queries.

This is also where we have our library store, a closed-access area for our archives of old and infrequently used journals. You can access the resources held in the store using our request service.

You can find out more about the resources housed in Bournemouth House Library on our What’s where page.

Contact us

Enquiry service

Tel: +44 (0)1202 965959

E-resources help

Learning technologists
myBU queries and help: IT Service Desk  +44 (0)1202 965515

Bournemouth House Library

Bournemouth University
19 Christchurch Road
Tel: +44 (0)1202 965959

The Sir Michael Cobham Library

Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
BH12 5BB
Tel: +44 (0)1202 965959

Head of Library Services and University LibrarianChristine Fowler

Tel: +44 (0)1202 965567

Deputy Head of Library Services and Deputy University LibrarianChris Spencer

Tel: +44 (0)1202 965465