Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

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’re able to give you extra support for your studies during the coronavirus outbreak, whether you’re working from home or if you have an opportunity to come to campus.

If you're thinking of joining us in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021, here's some info on what to expect.

A student working on her laptop at Middlesex University campus

  • How we'll help you

    • 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.

      Find out how the scheme works.

    • Using IT facilities on campus

      If you’re working on campus, we’re planning to make a limited number of desktop computers available for you to book in the Sheppard Library.

    • Study space on campus

      We’re looking into safe ways to make study space available on campus for staff and students in the Autumn term. This could include spaces in the Sheppard Library that you can reserve with a booking system.

    • Our remote library service

      We’re providing a full library service remotely however the library building is currently closed.

      This service includes free access to our big collection of online ebooks and journal articles, wherever and whenever you choose. You can also join virtual training sessions and get one to one appointments to support with your learning.

    • Finding books for your course

      We’ve worked with your academics to make sure that key library materials on your reading list are available online as ebooks.

      We’re also looking into how we can support borrowing and return of physical books for example with a system for reservations and collection.

    • Expert support from the Library and learning teams

      You’ll get lots of expert online support with:

      • Finding information and resources for your course from the key contact librarian for your subject area
      • Academic, writing and numeracy skills with to online group sessions and one to one appointments
      • IT support if you have any technical problems at home

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.

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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