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New Student Induction Guide: Home

What is in this guide?

First of all welcome to LSBU! This induction guide is here to help you find your way around Library and Learning Resources.

LLR (as we like to call it) covers everything from Student IT Support, accessing books and resources, digital skills such as learning Microsoft Office to booking one to one appointments with a librarian.

In this guide you'll find a calendar of workshops and bitesize induction sessions, a checklist to help you get your IT account set up, links to our Libraries alongside other essential information to help steer you on your new journey at LSBU.

Learning how to use resources, research and access your accounts are essential skills that will optimise your ability to study and we are looking forward to helping you on your next steps.


Make sure you have ticked all the boxes!

Take a look at our new student induction checklist so that you don't miss out on what you need to do when you start in order to help you hit the ground running.


New Student Checklist

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Welcome to LSBU Library and Learning Resources!

Watch our new student induction video below. Press play and then click the box icon in the bottom right hand corner to expand the video to full screen. 

If you’re starting a course in January at LSBU and want to find out more about what the Library has to offer, come along to one of our online Get Ahead sessions on Tuesday 11th January 2022.
Find out more information and book your place:

Get Ahead Bookings

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If you missed our face-to-face bitesize induction sessions, you can catch up with our quick and easy videos instead.

Information Skills sessions:

Student IT Support sessions:

Digital Skills sessions:

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Virtual tour of LSBU's newly opened Croydon campus, including the library and study space facilities.
Click the box icon in the bottom right hand corner to watch in full screen. This tour has no audio.

Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Croydon Library web pages.

Video tour of the Digital Skills Centre, part of the LSBU Business School.
Click the box icon in the bottom right hand corner to watch full screen. This video has no audio.

Get more details about support on offer from the Digital Skills Centre web pages.

Video tour of the LSBU Havering Library.
Click the box icon in the bottom right hand corner to watch full screen. This tour has no audio.

Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Havering Library web pages.

Google Maps tour of the Perry Library (Southwark campus).
Click the 'toggle' box in the top right hand corner to explore in full screen. Use the numbered boxes on the right hand side to change floors. This tour has no audio.

Get details about opening hours, study zones and borrowing/returning items on the Perry Library web pages.

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Activities to Help You Get Ready for University 

The Skills for Learning team are there to support you in building your fundamental academic skills such as reading, academic writing and critical thinking. They can also help you to improve your grammar and presentation skills.

They have prepared a selection of materials that they encourage you to try out before you come to LSBU. They will help you to know more about what to expect from University and introduce you to the essential skills you will need for success. 


Here's a range of  Skills for Learning mini modules to help you: 

  • What to expect from Higher Education
  • How to Use Academic Vocabulary
  • Writing Essays 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Exams
  • Plagiarism and more


Skills for Learning mini modules

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We offer a variety of Library and IT support services - see what's available to you here.

Student IT Support

Here to assist you with your IT accounts; Moodle, Email, MyAccount and MyLSBU. You will find information about software, resetting your password, Helpsheets and anything else Student IT related.

Student IT support website

Speak to a Librarian

Our dedicated team of librarians can help you with research for your assignments, accessing databases, referencing and subject support. Book a one-to-one appointment via MyAccount to discuss your queries and get their expert advice. 

Book an appointment with a librarian

Subject Support Guides

These guides bring together information specific to your course. You will find lists of specialised databases, journals and resources as well as our Harvard referencing guide.

Visit your subject support guide

Library Help Desks

Our library help desk teams in Southwark, Havering and Croydon can help you with your library account, finding items in the library, printing/binding/photocopying as well as student IT enquiries.

Find our help desks

Digital Skills Centre

Here to provide training and support on using IT applications. We offer one to one appointments, workshops and online training videos. Have a look at our website for all our services.

Digital Skills Centre website

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MyAccount is the key place to access all that you will need for your studies at LSBU, the main gateway to everything else.
You can find answers to many questions in our easy to use FAQs and if you still need help, you can contact all the university teams from here - including your academic team, student services and of course the library and student IT support teams. 
Login as 'A current LSBU Student' and enter your LSBU email address and password.

MyAccount quick guide


Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is called Moodle.
All your course related information will be in Moodle, lecture notes, readings and assignments.
Login using your username (not full email address) and password.

Moodle at a glance

Moodle - submitting assignments

Microsoft Teams

All online lectures and events will be via Microsoft Teams. Make sure that you can access it and get familiar with this platform so you are ready to go.
Login with your LSBU email address and password.

Microsoft Teams Quick Guide


You need to check your personal timetable to see when and where your lectures and classes will take place.

Timetable Help Sheet.

Links to all your LSBU IT accounts


social media

Follow us on social media, be the first to hear about service updates and news about our workshops and events.

link to our instagram account   


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If you need help with anything related to the library or to your LSBU IT account get in touch, we can help you!

We can assist with all your IT queries - password reset, logging into accounts, accessing and using software. There are help sheets and FAQs so you can find the solution quickly. If you still need help get in touch, we are here to support you.

Contact us

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The Perry Library is about to undergo a significant upgrade! In 2022, we will be moving to our new, modern space in the London Road building.

All the library basics that you have learnt in the Induction event will still apply, but you'll be able to find your new favourite spot in a larger and more vibrant study environment.

More information will be available very soon!

Architect's model of London Road