On this page we have collected together information likely to be of use to students at our partner colleges. You should be able to find answers to your queries here.
Using library services
Students at our partner colleges have the same access rights as full-time University of Bedfordshire students, though you will need to bring your ID card with you to gain access to Learning Resources' buildings. Many of our partner college students won't actually come to the University very often, if at all. You can find more information about accessing our services remotely here.
Accessing resources from home
Use the library catalogue to search for what you need, then access it using your University login.
If you need help with your information skills, your Academic Liaison Librarian will be able to provide guidance.
Find out more information about your University/Learning Resources account here.
All students have a University email account. This is the only one that the University will use to contact you, so you should get into the habit of checking it regularly. It can be set up to forward emails to another account.
Student ID cards
Distance students may not have a physical card, but will still be able to access online services and resources by using their student ID number, together with the usual password (date of birth in ddmmyy format).
National Childbirth Trust and British School of Osteopathy students should contact Colin Gibson by emailing email@example.com if they have problems with their student accounts.
For other students, queries about ID cards should be routed to the Student Information Desk (SiD) at: www.beds.ac.uk/sid
If you have been issued with an ID card but have lost it there is a £10.00 charge (non-refundable) for a replacement. Stolen ID cards are replaced free of charge if a valid crime reference number obtained from the police is produced. The contact for this service is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use your student email address when corresponding with the University.
Many of the student queries we deal with relate to problems with passwords. You will probably find an answer to your question on this page.
Using other libraries
You might find it more convenient to use a University library near you. You can find more information on how to do this here.
Your own institution is likely to have a library service with professional staff who will be able to help you access information resources both locally and further afield.
Don't forget the public libraries, which can often obtain textbooks for you from elsewhere, for a small fee.
If you lecture University of Bedfordshire students you are eligible for a remote user account to use University of Bedfordshire electronic resources.
- Print off the application form here
- Complete the relevant sections.
- Ask your Head of Department to sign to confirm that you do lecture University of Bedfordshire students
- The form will need to be sent to:Sarah Arkle, Head of Reader Services, Learning Resources, University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton LU1 3JU
If you do not lecture University of Bedfordshire students but would like to take advantage of the study environment, print materials and wifi access (on campus) to a limited range of electronic materials at a University of Bedfordshire campus please see the information here