Interlibrary services


Please note the following changes regarding Interlibrary services until further notice:

Requests for electronic resources are being accepted.

Requests for print books and print journals are suspended.

Intercampus requests are suspended.

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).

To apply for SCONUL access please click the blue link below. There is no need to complete multiple applications if you want to use more than one library. Your application will cover all higher education libraries participating in the SCONUL scheme that you are entitled to use.

Once your application has been received by the SCONUL Access Team, your library account will be checked. Provided you have a valid course date and your library account is clear of fines and overdue books you will receive an email from us accepting you on the scheme. Please allow 5 working days for your application to be processed.

Before visiting with your chosen university library, check their website for registration opening hours and other conditions. Remember to take your Bucks New University ID card and a copy of your approval email with you.

The following list will tell you whether you may be entitled to borrow books (at the discretion of the host library):

Student type

Borrowing rights

Borrowing band

Full-time undergraduate student

Reference only


Part-time, distance learning & placement student



Postgraduate research student registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification



Full-time postgraduate



An academic on an open or fixed term contract



Wi-Fi and Computer Access

SCONUL Access users qualify as “walk-in users” so computer access may be possible. However, due to the licencing restrictions of each university not all resources will be available to external users. In addition, the host university will have its own policies on who can or cannot access its networks for obvious security reasons. Please check the host library’s website or contact them in advance of your visit if you wish to use their electronic resources.

If the host university is a member of Eduroam, you will be able to connect to their Wi-Fi using your Buckinghamshire New University email address ( and Blackboard password. For more information about Eduroam Wi-Fi, please visit Network and WiFi on IT website.

Click here for SCONUL Access website