An electronic resource where journal articles, the latest reports and other specialist information is available. BCU databases are listed here. Always access databases via i-City or a subject Libguide.
A classification scheme for arranging library materials by subject. Based on arrangements of numbers and letters.
The University's digital library contains dissertations, old exam papers and useful reading for your course. You need your borrower number and PIN to access it. Details here.
Courses delivered to students who do not come to campus to study. You can find information about services offered to distance learners here.
The date by which you must return or renew a book, CD, DVD or other borrowed item.
A book that can be read online on or off campus. Click here for how to use.
A journal that can be read online on or off campus.Click here for a list of e-Journals.
Information available online via your PC - databases, e-books, e-journals, resources from the Digital Library etc. These are available on campus and many off campus too. Click here for a list.
Students with a disability are assessed by student services, and may be offered enhanced library services. This may include extended loan periods and priority study room access.
A person registered with the library on an external library user scheme; either as a SCONUL Access member, an alumni member, or a reference only member.
Charges you pay if you return/renew an item after the due date.
A book which is too big to fit on normal shelves. Its class mark is preceded by F. At Curzon Library they are shelved in the Rolling Stacks.
When something indicates that the item is available full text online or full text PDF, you will be able to view the whole document on the screen. If the item is a journal article or report, you will also be able to print or save it.
Group study rooms can be booked online for Curzon Building. Library group study rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis at Mary Seacole and Kenrick Libraries.