Croydon Library & Student Centre
Located on the ground floor of Electric House, a landmark art deco building in the heart of the town, Croydon Library & Student Centre is a hybrid service; home to Library and Student Life resources.
Overlooking the courtyard, this modern, open-plan space is great place to study, take breaks between classes, browse our collection, borrow books and laptops, and get advice from our Help Desk team.
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.
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_Guest from available networks on your device, sign up and follow the instructions - access is for 7 days at a time.
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.
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.
Before you print or photocopy, you need to top-up your print credit. Click the button below to do this online.
Assistive Technology Room
The Croydon Assistive Technology Room (ATR) can be booked by students registered with the Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) service.
Equipment includes adjustable height chairs and tables, assistive keyboards and mice, document holders, footrests, headsets and webcams.
Borrowing & Returning 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.
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.
We will do our best to assist you at the Help Desk, signposting you to relevant teams and other helpful resources where applicable.
Croydon Library & Student Centre
Tel: 0207 815 6607
From the main entrance of Electric House, take a left into the Enterprise Hub and continue along the curved walkway around the courtyard, following the signs for 'Student Services'. We are located next to the café.