Interlibrary services

If you need books or journal articles for your studies that your library does not have or are held at another campus library, please make an interlibrary loan or intercampus request.

Use the Interlibrary / Intercampus Requests guide to find out how to make your request.

If you would like to use the library services and resources at selected teaching hospitals in North West London whilst on placement, please use the Placement Libraries guide.

Find out how to return your Bucks New University loaned books, use the hospital library resources including their PCs and how to borrow books.

You can apply to have books and articles from our libraries sent to you by post if you have extenuating circumstances. Please note that postal loans are not available to students on placement.

Use the Postal Loans guide to find out how to use this service.

Buckinghamshire New University is a member of SCONUL Access. This is a scheme which offers library users the opportunity to borrow or use books and journals for reference at other university libraries which belong to the scheme (most university libraries in the UK and Ireland).

Click on the link below to go to the SCONUL Access website and complete an application form for each institution you wish to visit. Your application will then be seen by the SCONUL Access Team who will confirm your user status for your application to be accepted. To be eligible for SCONUL Access you must be considered to be "in good standing" (i.e. have no outstanding items or debts).

The following list will tell you whether you may be entitled to borrow books (at the discretion of the host library) or only use for reference.

Full-time undergraduate student

Reference Only

Part-time, distance learning and placement student


Full-time postgraduate

Postgraduate research student registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualificationBorrow
An academic on an open or fixed term contractBorrow

Computer Access

SCONUL Access users qualify as “walk-in users” so computer access may be possible. However each university has its own arrangements and electronic resources have licenses which specify who can and cannot use these resources. In addition, the University will have its own policies on who can or cannot access its networks for obvious security reasons. If you wish to use electronic resources, you should check the library's website or contact them in advance of your visit.

Click here for SCONUL Access website