The Forum

Southend on Sea

The Forum


01702 215 011



Elmer Square
United Kingdom

Opening hours (term time)

Day Time
Mon to Fri 8am to 10pm
Sat 8am to 6pm
Sun 11am to 5pm
Exterior of The Forum, Southend

The Forum, opposite our Southend Campus, is an ultra-modern library and learning zone that houses loanable college books, public library books, study spaces, WiFi access, and computers.

The 3rd floor is home to a teaching & study space specifically for our Higher Education students, with access to college network computers and a whole range of resources. A dedicated Higher Education Resources Facilitator, based in the space full-time, is on hand to provide one-to-one guidance and support with all aspects of Higher Education written work and research, as well as conduct group workshops on a range of study skills.

University students also benefit from a dedicated library portal providing access to scholarly literature.


There is a public car park under the Luker Road building (entrance in Elmer Approach), which is open weekdays from 07:00 to 22:00 and on Saturdays from 07:00 to 18:00. University Square MSCP car park on College Way (opposite Sainsbury’s) is open for 24hr parking. There are also various council-run short-stay public car parks in Central Southend.