Using your Birmingham City University Network username and password to access electronic resources via iCity.
Most of our electronic resources will ask you to login when you are off-campus, and you may have to logon again after logging on to iCity. Your login is exactly same as your University Network username and password, the one that you use to access Moodle or your student email.
Go to iCity http://icity.bcu.ac.uk/, logon with your student id, and look for the Library box:
To search Summon click on the 'Search' tab. Click to 'Go to Birmingham City University' after you have put in your search terms, and continue to your results. If asked to login again when you clock on a resource, use the same details as above.
One of the password systems we use to give access to electronic resources is called Athens. Again your Athens login is exactly same as your BCU network id and will have the same screen as the image above. You may have to ‘Click to continue’ a page just to say you are a member of Birmingham City University.
If you get stuck using any of our electronic resources please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a problem with your network username and password or haven't received one please contact CICT Student Support or phone them on 0121 331 6543.
If you just want to find a list of our databases, click on the Electronic Resources link. This is below the Library box as labelled below :
(If you can’t find the Library box or have deleted it, look for it under https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/Tools,
select Library under ‘Which Widgets would you like to see on your homepage?’ then click Apply).
This will then take you through to the AtoZ of Electronic Resources list, and if it is your first time here you may have to ‘Click to continue’ a page just to say you are a member of Birmingham City University. You will also find other Electronic resources pages such as the AtoZ of Full Text Journals and Electronic resources by subject.
You can keep up to date with any changes to Electronic Resources by subscribing to our electronic resources blog and also by following our library Twitter feed @BCULibrary.