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our libraries are open 9am - 8pm monday to friday and 9am - 5pm saturday and sunday. this arrangement will continue during the second national lockdown due to start on 5 november 2020. please pre-book a study space and use our Reserve & Collect service if you would like to borrow books. our staff are available on the library chat service, monday to friday 9am to 5pm, or you can email library support for advice. see library services updates for full details and how to contact us remotely. the latest information from bu can be found in the coronavirus faqs.

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our libraries

we have two libraries - the sir michael cobham library and bournemouth house library. find out more about each, as well as how we're constantly improving our services.

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brightspace provides information and resources to support you during your studies, including unit information, study materials and study skills resources.
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how to cite references

citing or quoting references is an important part of academic work. learn about the process and how you're expected to cite references in your work. 

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study skills

need help with study skills? find out about the wide range of resources on offer to help you develop your learning skills.