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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 five campuses:

  • Luton, Park Square houses the main library collection, the Social Learning Space and IT Suite
  • 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 our newest campus with a small but developing presence from October 2013

Luton LRC 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 in all Learning Resources Centres which 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, video and audio cassettes, off-air recordings of television programmes, slides and information on microfiche, together with some 2,000 print journal titles as well as electronic 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, wifi rooms and group study facilities.


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 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 Services, IT Training and Information Skills Teaching

Customer Service desks 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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