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The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus and Weston Library in Bournemouth Gateway Building at Lansdowne Campus are open 7 days a week. Please check our opening times before you visit.

If you wish to use a study desk, please remember to book a space before you arrive. To borrow books, you are welcome to just turn up and sign in at the Library Help Zone. If you have an enquiry, we are happy to help via our online Chat service, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Or you can email us at Library Support for advice. See Library services - summer 2021 update for further information. The latest information from BU can be found in the Coronavirus FAQs.

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Our libraries

We have two libraries - The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus and Weston Library at Lansdowne Campus. Find out more about each, as well as how we're constantly improving our services.

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Brightspace provides information and resources to support you during your studies, including unit information, study materials and study skills resources.
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How to cite references

Citing or quoting references is an important part of academic work. Learn about the process and how you're expected to cite references in your work. 

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Study skills

Need help with study skills? Find out about the wide range of resources on offer to help you develop your learning skills.