University Of Bedfordshire Library

University Of Bedfordshire Library

Learning Resources supports the academic life of the University by providing cutting edge resources and study environments.

You will automatically be registered to use our facilities when you join the University.

Services are based at six campuses:

  • Luton, University Square houses the main library collection in L Block, the IT Suite is in F Block
  • Bedford campus is a large library offering a full range of services including IT in the Learning Hub
  • Putteridge Bury specialises in materials supporting courses in education
  • Butterfield Green, Luton and Oxford House, Aylesbury support health care courses specialising in nursing and midwifery
  • UCMK library has bookstock and a silent study area

Luton Library and Bedford Library have 24/7 opening hours ie they are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All students are welcome to use these Campuses

IT provision

PCs are provided throughout Learning Resources, they offer access to a wide range of applications including

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • Internet
  • SPSS
  • variety of specialist software


Learning Resources has an expanding collection of information resources, taking advantage of the full range of publishing media; books, DVD, slides and 1,200 print journal titles as well as digital resources including over 80 research databases, 9,000 ebooks, multi-media products, more than 80,000 ejournals, and past exam papers.


Study Facilities

Learning Resources provides a range of study environments including silent study areas, social learning spaces, and group study facilities where space allows.


Materials have a specified loan period to ensure that high-demand items are kept in circulation. A full range of supporting services are provided, such as reservations, Document Supply, access to printing, scanning and photocopying facilities. The library catalogue provides in-depth information about individual titles including electronic information resources. A wide range of printed and online information is available to advise students how to get the best from Learning Resources’ services and facilities.

Customer Service and Study Hub

Customer Service desk and Study Hub are staffed to help with information enquiries, the use of equipment and basic assistance with standard software.

(IT training workshops) are available throughout the academic year.

Each course has (Academic Liaison Librarians) who are subject specialists. They can help you with subject specific enquiries, training and support via LRC/library inductions and one-to-one interviews.

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Want to improve your assignment grades – visit the Study Hub and access free professional support to develop a wide range of relevant and valuable academic skills. The Study Hub provides an opportunity to improve your academic writing, dissertation formatting, advise on plagiarism, individual/small group assignment research support as well as computer skills training (MS Office). IT Training is available throughout the year.