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LLR Our Libraries: Croydon Campus Library

Croydon Student Centre

 

Located on the ground floor of Electric House, a landmark art deco building in the heart of the town, Croydon Student Centre is a hybrid service; home to both our Library & Learning Resources and Student Services delivery.

 

Overlooking the courtyard, this modern, open-plan space is an ideal place to study, take breaks between classes, browse our collection, borrow books and laptops, and get advice from our friendly team at the Help Desk.

 

Bookable Study Rooms

 

We currently have 4 Study Rooms available to book on the Croydon Campus. Rooms can be booked by LSBU students and staff.

 

You can book a maximum of 4 hours per day and up to 14 days ahead. Click below for more information on each room and to make a booking.

 

Room Booking - Click Here

Connecting to Wi-Fi

 

Students can use the Eduroam Wi-Fi network. Enter your LSBU e-mail and password to connect.

 

Alumni and visitors can use our visitor Wi-Fi. Select LSBU Visitor from the available networks on your device and sign up using the log-in screen that appears - access is for 24 hours at a time.

 

For further information, see our help sheets

Laptop Borrowing

 

The laptops in the large cabinet on the mezzanine level of Croydon Student Centre can be borrowed for up to 10 hours at a time and must be returned at least 15 minutes before the Help Desk closes. Make sure to plug the laptop in correctly and return it on time or you will incur a fine of £2 per hour.

 

Laptop Availability - Click Here

 

Laptops are pre-installed with software including Microsoft Office and AppsAnywhere. All laptops are wiped and restored automatically every time they shut down so please ensure you save your documents to a Cloud service such as OneDrive, or send a copy to your student e-mail address before you turn the laptop off and return it.

Printing, Copying & Scanning

 

You can photocopy, print and scan using a Multi Function Device (MFD). There is one MFD on the Ground Floor in Croydon Student Centre and one on the First Floor next to the Student Kitchen. Charges for printing and photocopying (prices per side) are below. There is no charge for scanning.

 

Printing and Photocopying Prices
Mono
(Black and White)
Colour
A4 6p A4 40p
A3 12p A3 75p

Before you print or photocopy, you need to top-up your print credit. Click the button below to do this online.

Further information on printing, scanning and photocopying.

A diagram of the Croydon Student Centre showing th

Open plan room with dark ceiling, white walls and one teal feature wall. Drop warehouse style drop lights hang from the ceiling. There a multiple tables surrounded by colourful chairs.A book collection can be viewed in the background and a number of people are studying in the space.

Assistive Technology Room

 

The Croydon Assistive Technology Room (ATR) can be booked by students registered with the Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) service.

 

Click here to book.

 

Equipment includes adjustable height chairs and tables, assistive keyboards and mice, document holders, footrests, headsets and webcams.

 

Further information about library services for students registered with DDS

Borrowing & Returning Books

 

Borrowing Books

Our collection of print books can be borrowed from the self-issue kiosk located next to the bookshelves in the Croydon Student Centre. All loanable books can initially be borrowed for two weeks, but will automatically renew on your record if no other student places a hold on them. 

 

You can check which books are currently available to borrow, as well as search our significant collection of electronic books and journal articles, via the Library Catalogue button below:

 

 

Reference Only books, easily identified by the green sticker on their spine, can only be read inside the Croydon Student Centre and cannot be borrowed.

 


Returning Books

You can return borrowed items to the Book Returns Trolley located next to the self issue kiosk. Croydon Student Centre staff will then clear the book off your library record and re-shelve the item in the correct location.

 

Further information about borrowing resources from our libraries.

Help Desk


Speak to the Help Desk team for support with a variety of topics relating to Library & Learning Resources and Student Services including:

 

 Books & Journal Articles                      

 

 Disability & Dyslexia Support

 

 Eduroam & Visitor WiFi

 

 Events & Workshops

 

 Hardship & Money Matters

 

 LSBU IT & Library Accounts

 

 Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

 Microsoft Office Software

 

 Password Resets

 

 Photocopying & Printing

 

We will do our best to assist you at the Help Desk, signposting you to relevant teams and other helpful resources where applicable.