Bedford Campus Library

Bedford Campus Library

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University of Bedfordshire Bedford campus library

University of Bedfordshire
Bedford campus
Pollhill Avenue
MK41 9EA

Map of Bedford Campus [PDF]

Medical Emergencies for Bedford

Medical emergencies: Dial 999 telling the Emergency Services to come to the Library.

Bedford Library is accessible from Polhill Avenue (near the Goldington Road traffic lights) or go to A&E.

Quick assistance (non life threatening) outside of office hours: dial 111

Non-urgent medical assistance: contact your GP or NHS111

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Road
MK42 9DJ

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Bedford lies 50 miles north of London on the main A6 route. It is between the main north-south link roads, the M1 and the A1, offering easy access to the north and south of the country.

The campus is within walking distance of the train station (about 30 minutes) and there are always taxis available at the station.

The University also runs a shuttle bus connecting the Bedford campus with Bedford town centre. You may use the service with a staff ID card,student ID card or University visitor bus pass. Go to more information and timetable

Each floor has:

  • Desktop PCs
  • Printers that can photocopy and scan
  • Toilets

Ground Floor

  • Temporary ID machine
  • Customer service desk: Staffed until 6pm on weekdays and security until 10pm
  • Quick log-in and print service available.
  • Self-issue /Self-return
  • Reservations (up to 6)
  • Bookable group discussion room and two presentation rooms
  • Laptop loans lockers – 7 days

First Floor

  • Desktop PCs
  • Group study area
  • Research and study skills support from the Academic Liaison Librarians, and MOT (Microsoft Office Trainers)
  • Print journals
  • Social area with a 'Reading for pleasure' collection

2nd Floor

  • Main book stock
  • Silent study (a protected space as students can talk openly in all other areas of the library)

3rd Floor

  • Teaching and training suites
  • Second computer suite

Teaching Practice room

  • Great range of resources useful for training teachers to use whilst on placement
  • Can take out up to 20 items from here.

No ID no entry

All library customers at every campus are encouraged to wear face coverings while in the library

2m social distancing throughout the library

Staff will be operating from the ground floor customer service desk behind an acrylic screen

Sanitisation stations are available throughout the library so library customers can sanitise their hands as well as sanitise their workstations before and after use

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