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Using the library

ID card access to the Sheppard Library

You must have your Middlesex ID card with you to access the Sheppard Library and to take out books and other loan items.
Two free day passes are allowed per Academic year if you forget your card.
Third day passes will be given and a £10 charge added to your library account. No fourth day passes can be given. Please note that Day Passes are also required for weekends.

Lost cards

Lost ID cards should be reported immediately to the Security Office in the Quad, College Building.

To purchase a new replacement card:

  • Log into the online store: www.onlinestore.mdx.ac.uk, select
  • Product Catalogue > Estates >  Facilities > Security > Replacement ID Card and follow instructions.
  • Once payment has been processed, take the payment reference number to the Security Office in the Quad.
    Please note refunds are not available if original card is found.


Studying in the Sheppard Library

Studying in the Sheppard Library

Study spaces are available on all floors, but please be aware that the second and third floors of the library are for silent, individual study only.

We want every student to get the most of their studying and so we ask everyone to adhere to the following:

  • Remember our staff are here to help you –they will treat you with courtesy and respect- please do the same in return
  • Hot food is not allowed in the Sheppard Library at any time, but you are welcome to bring in cold food and drink (apart from the silent study areas, which are drinks only )
  • Please set your Mobile Phone to silent in the silent study areas

Online Classes

Headphones are required when attending online classes in the library study spaces.

If you need headphones please call or text 07785 447466 or speak to a member of library staff.

Please note that the 2nd and 3rd-floor silent study area cannot be used for online classes.

PC availability

If you need help or experience any issues regarding excessive noise or behaviour please text the phone number signposted around the library and a member of library staff will assist you.

Library and IT Policy

All users of the Library must observe the rules set out in the Library and IT Policy.

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