We offer a variety of drop-in services onsite for staff and students.

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Research Enquiries Desk

The Research Enquiries Desk is staffed from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Friday during term time and 12-2pm during the summer. These hours are subject to change depending on the time of year and staffing levels so please check in advance by phoning the Library Helpdesk on 020 8725 5466 (Monday-Friday, 8am to 6pm).


Drop in for queries about finding information, accessing resources, and for brief guidance on referencing. Please note that we can only give examples of how to reference; we cannot check your work. For literature searching and learning how to use the databases, please see our training pages or contact your liaison librarian.


Academic Skills Centre (ASC)

The ASC is located just inside the Library and provides an opportunity to access one to one advice and guidance on all draft assignments before they are submitted. It is a drop-in facility; you do not have to make an appointment.

Study Advisers can help with academic skills relating to: grammar, referencing, academic structure, plagiarism, and can assist with the identification and correction of errors. You can bring an assignment at any stage, and can come along if you need help just getting started.

Study Advisers cannot help with the academic content of the assignment and do not offer a proofreading service.  They will work with you to review your work and help you to identify and correct any errors. This collaborative approach provides a valuable opportunity to improve your work and enhance your grade.

Up to date information about the ASC will be posted in the Study+ pages on the VLE  (SGUL login required).


  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  12.30 - 2pm
  • Wednesday                              2 - 3.30pm

Drop-in appointments are available during the times above, but opening hours are subject to change.

You can also book an appointment by contacting Dr Rosie MacLachlan (Lecturer in Learning Development) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Microsoft Office Drop-in

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IT support is offered to assist in the use of Microsoft Office 2013 on a drop in basis in the Hunter Wing computer room:

Tuesday and Friday  11am - 1pm


Library Helpdesk

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There is also the helpdesk where you can get help with general library enquiries.

Monday - Friday   8am - 6pm

You can also contact us by phone or e-mail.

IT Clinic

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Aimed at both staff and students, if you need any advice or help with passwords, laptops, mobile devices, WiFI, etc, then pop along to see a member of the IT support team in the main computer room in Hunter Wing.

Monday 11am - 2pm
Wednesday 11am - 2pm

If you have a problem which is more pressing, or wish to make an appointment to see one of the team in person at a time more suited to you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the team will respond as soon as they can.

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