How do I print or photocopy?
Click here for full details of the Uniflow Printing and Photocopying system
What are the library opening hours?
The University has several libraries with different opening hours. You will find all the library opening hours here. Click on the name of library to see its opening hours.
What is my library borrower number and PIN?
Follow this link for a detailed explanation of all the University's usernames and passwords
How do I find a book in the library?
How do I reserve a book? When will I get the book if I reserve it?
If I can not come in to return my library books, can I renew them?
A book I need is at a different campus library, can I have it sent to my library?
Yes you can. Click here for more details Inter Site Loan Service
If you want an article from a journal that is held at another campus library you can submit a Journal Article request form and the article will be copied and sent to your home library. There is an administrative charge of 25p for this service and you will also be charged the cost of copying. Copies of the request form are held in each library or you can print one off from http://library.bcu.ac.uk/illjournal.pdf
What is Athens? How do I access an online book or journal when I am not in University?
Follow this link for a guide on ‘Accessing Athens Protected Resources’
How do I search for journal articles?
If you know the title of the journal you are looking for, you can search the A-Z of Full Text Journals page. This will tell you if the library subscribes to the journal in print or online.
To search for articles on a specific subject you should use one of the online databases (e.g. ABI/Inform, Cinahl, Swetswise). The Electronic Resources by Subject page lists all the library databases arranged by subject.
If you need help on choosing which database to search or help on searching please contact your relevant librarian at Contact Us .
My lecturer told me to read some material on UCEEL. How do I access UCEEL?
How do I write references?
Check with your faculty to see which referencing system you should use. For example the Faculty of Health has its own guidelines and the Psychology Division uses the APA Referencing Guide. The library has produced a general guide called ‘How to Write References’ which mainly covers the Harvard system but also includes the Vancouver system. Staff from the Centre for Academic Success can provide assistance with referencing queries and they have also produced a guide to Referencing Systems in addition to other study guides.
Where can I bind material?
There are binding facilities available at Kenrick Library, Mary Seacole Library, the Conservatoire Library and the Millennium Point Learning Centre. For dissertation book binding services visit Digital Print Services.
If you need any further help in using the library please contact us via the Ask The Library service
This page last updated by Keith Brisland