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Information specific to students based at our Southend campus.

COVID 19 Update

The Forum Library:

(Latest update 13/12/2021)

For all opening hours over Christmas check our opening hours page. Whilst The Forum opening times during this Christmas period may vary, The Learning hub will still be accessible 24/7. Please be advised that the use of hand sanitiser and mask wearing (unless you are exempt) is still required in the Library at all times.

The Learning Hub:

  • The Learning Hub is open for study 24/7.
  • Access to the Learning Hub outside of normal opening hours is via the Out-of-hours access door. You will need your student card. A video on how to use this door is available here. 
  • We ask that you still observe Covid safe behaviour while using the Learning Hub. You are required to wear face coverings (unless exempt) as well as maintain good hand hygiene, making use of the antibacterial wipes and sanitising gel dispensers provided throughout the building. 

New Resources! February 2020

We now have access to the following new subscriptions:

The Stage (Online)

Topics in stroke rehabilitation

WFOT bulletin

Critical and radical social work

Disability and rehabilitation

Disability and rehabilitation: assistive technology

Have any other suggestions for resources we should be buying? Make a suggestion here:

Library Update - January 2020

As of Monday 20th January University long loan books borrowed from The Forum will change to 3 week loan periods. This is to bring them in line with public library books and simplify loan periods. As always, students will receive a notification before books are due back and can renew online.

Library Update - December 2018

University of Essex students have access to the Learning Hub 24/7, and from December 3rd will also have access to the books in the Forum 24/7 too.

University of Essex students will now be able to borrow books and study at a time that suits them.

The opening hours of the Library in The Forum are changing from December 3rd 2018. From Monday the new opening hours for the Library will be:

Monday to Friday - 8am - 7pm

Saturday - 8am - 5pm

Sunday - 11am - 4pm