Coronavirus update

Current opening hours

Luton
From 19.7.21
Monday – Friday 8.30 – 18.00
Saturdays 10.15 – 17.45
Sundays CLOSED

Bedford
From 19.7.21
Monday – Friday 8.30 – 18.00
Saturdays and Sundays CLOSED

Aylesbury
Monday – Friday 8.30 – 18.00

Milton Keynes
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 20.00

No Visitor access (including Sconul Access & Alumni members) until further notice

Please check our opening hours pages for updates:

Luton: https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/opening/ps-lrc/

Bedford: https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/opening/ph/

Aylesbury: https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/opening/ay/

Milton Keynes: https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/opening/university-campus-milton-keynes-ucmk/

2021 Summer Leavers

All our final year students are encouraged to return their library loans - books - before they leave.

Reduced customer capacity

A reduced number of customers will be allowed into the library.

Aylesbury - 11

Bedford  - 105

Luton - 303

Milton Keynes – (library) 8

Please note that due to this reduced capacity, no external customers are allowed into the library until further notice.

Library entry will be from one point on campus

Bedford Campus: the Gateway Building

Luton Campus: Ground floor entrance of the Library

Aylesbury: ground floor

Milton Keynes: ground floor entrance to Exchange House then up to the second floor

Please see our Welcome pages for a taster of what is available: https://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/welcome/

For your safety we have additional Return to campus code of conduct which includes:

  • No ID no entry
  • All library customers at every campus are required to wear face coverings while in the library
  • 2m social distancing throughout the library
  • There are reduced number of library staff on campus and they will be operating from the customer service desk behind an acrylic screen
  • Group study rooms and furniture are not available for use
  • Sanitisation stations are available throughout the library so library customers can sanitise their hands as well as sanitise their workstations before and after use.

There will be some changes to the range of services face to face offered as some will remain online only.

There will be no fines payment in person or online at this time. If you have accrued more than £22 in fines or a bill please contact sarah.arkle@beds.ac.uk for assistance.

If you have any questions about using the Library resources from a remote location, you may quickly find the answer in our Remote service FAQs.

Staff are also offering remote support during normal office hours.

If you need help with study skills, please email studyhub@beds.ac.uk.

If you have any enquiries, please log them on SiD and staff will respond as quickly as possible. 

All student support services can be accessed online via MyBedsLife and BREO.

You can also access our online resources, including:

For the latest advice, please check the University’s Coronavirus outbreak: advice for students and staff page.

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