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Libraries, IT and study spaces

Make the most of our expert support team, free laptop loans, free e-books and free printing whether you’re working at home or on campus

Our library and IT services during coronavirus

We’ve made some changes to what we offer so we can give you extra support for your studies during the coronavirus pandemic, whether you’re working from home or if you come to campus.

If you’re studying with us or thinking of joining us in spring 2021, here’s what you can expect.

A student working on her laptop at Middlesex University campus

  • How we'll help you

    • Visiting the library

      The main Sheppard Library is open, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

      Similar to other spaces on campus, we have safety measures including a one way flow through the library, social distancing rules and enhanced cleaning.

      Most books for study are available as an eBook, if something isn’t you’ll be able to reserve books in advance and arrange to get it from campus with our Click and Collect service. We’re not able to provide access to the library shelves for browsing at the moment.

    • Using study spaces and IT facilities on campus

      Study spaces in the basement and ground floor of the Sheppard Library are available to from the start of term. These spaces give you somewhere to study with books, desktop computers or laptops in a safe way.

      You’ll need to book your space in advance though, so we can manage numbers.

    • Our remote library service

      Our library service also includes free remote access to our big collection of online ebooks and journal articles, wherever and whenever you choose. We’ve worked with your academics to make sure that key library materials on your reading list are available this way.

    • Loan a laptop for home

      Long term laptop loans will be available if you don’t have the right equipment at home and you can’t make it onto campus to use our IT facilities. You can also borrow a laptop for a shorter period.

    • Expert support from the Library, IT and learning teams

      You’ll get lots of expert online support through one-to-one appointments, virtual training sessions and drop-in sessions with:

      • Finding information and resources for your course from the key contact librarian for your subject area
      • Academic, writing and numeracy skills with online group sessions like workshops
      • IT Support if you have any technical problems at home, you can drop-in or book appointments online for help.
      • All support will be online although we will consider offering face-to-face appointments in some situations.

Our typical library and IT services

Independent study at Sheppard Library

  • Over 1,000 study areas with rooms for group study and over 600 computer spaces
  • 350,000 books and e-books and more than 24,000 online journals
  • Specialist facilities, including the Business School's Financial Markets Suite and our Teaching Resources Room.

The Sheppard Library is open 24 hours during term time, but can vary at other times. For full details about our opening hours, visit our UniHub Library Opening Hours page.

Look around the Sheppard Library

Sheppard Library is really convenient with three floors organised by silent study and non-silent study. And there are always laptops available so I never have to bring mine.

Michael, BA Banking and Finance

Free services at our libraries

Free printing and laptop loan

Get a free 24-hour laptop loan with full desktop software, free printing and Wi-Fi to use on or off campus, even over the weekend.

Free access when you're off campus

When you're not on campus, you can access library services online, wherever you are in the world.

How we help make uni affordable

Personalised study advice

Our team of expert librarians, academic advisers and IT specialists are here to support you with everything from book referencing and submitting assignments to writing essays and giving presentations. Make an appointment or turn up for a drop-in session.

The latest IT facilities

You'll use the fastest computers and latest software at Middlesex. Choose between hundreds of PCs and Macs, and use your own devices with our free, open and reliable Wi-Fi across the campus.

Expert IT support

Our expert staff are here to answer your questions at drop-in IT sessions every weekday and one-to-one and group IT training sessions for you to book.

Get connected with eduroam

There is free Wi-Fi across the campus through eduroam. Find out more at the eduroam website.

An eduroam guide is available for Windows and MAC users.

Libraries in London and the UK

At Middlesex, you're only a short tube journey away from the capital’s best libraries and study resources.

The British Library

Search for historical documents from every era, and access the latest information on business, industry and research.

Visit The British Library website for more details.

Our local libraries

Hendon Public Library is minutes away from our campus, with a fully searchable catalogue including excellent e-resources.

University and college libraries

We're part of the M25 Consortium of Higher Education Libraries that links over 125 college and university libraries in London.

The SCONUL scheme gives you access, and some borrowing rights, for over 170 universities, colleges and special libraries – many in the London area.

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