at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Library and Learning Commons

Eugene Svoboda, the BISC Librarian, together with a team of dedicated Library assistants provide the BISC Library Services.

In spite of the ever increasing importance and availability of information on line, the traditional library remains, and will remain for the foreseeable future, the most important gateway to information of all sorts.

A photo of the library showing books and a computerThe BISC library at the Castle contains resources closely linked to your course/study. The library also contains material for your leisure (i.e. DVDs and CD-ROMs), and even items to help you plan your trips abroad (travel guides, etc.)!

In the Reference section, we have:

  • Study area (carrels)
  • Photocopier
  • Several PC terminals
  • UK newspapers and magazines

This area is open 24 hours.

The Stacks section contains items you can borrow/sign out, during our regular library hours, when our friendly staff are available to help.

If you would like to see what we have in our library please visit our Library page

You do not need to log in to access it!

Should you wish to access additional resources during your studies at the BISC there are weekly trips to the University of Sussex library where you can do more extensive research for class assignments, projects, or essays.

Should you have a question relating to our library please contact us at

About Library Services

A photo of the bookshelves in the libraryHours

Monday -Thursday 09.00 - 21.00
Friday 17.00 - 21.00
Saturday and Sunday 12.00 - 17.00

Loan Period

7 days for “long loan” items

2 hours for “short loan” items
“Short loans” can also be borrowed “overnight” (i.e. a period when the BISC library is closed), these items must be returned half an hour after the library reopens the next day.

Loan Extensions

All loans (including External Loans) may be renewed for another loan period – if not needed by another user.