Library resources

The library offers students a wide range of learning resources, services and facilities.

Use the library catalogue to find a book or journal in the library or access an e-book.

Use library search to find e-journals, explore databases and e-books.

Library App
Have key library information at your fingertips 24/7. Check opening times, book a study room, check which books you have on loan, access your Digital Reading Lists and find useful contact information on the move. Keep in touch with our social media and see some of the latest books we have bought for you, all in one convenient place.

Download the Library app from the iTunes store

Download the Library app from the Google Play store

BookMyne
If you prefer using apps to help you keep track of your library account and find books whilst on the move, use BookMyne.

Download the BookMyne app from the iTunes store.

Download the BookMyne app from the Google Play store.

Laptops are available for Bucks students to borrow at our High Wycombe and Uxbridge libraries. Self-service cabinets are on the 2nd floor of the Gateway Library and the 1st floor at the Uxbridge Library.

Need to borrow a laptop?
Laptops are self-service. Scan your ID card and take the laptop from the locker number shown. Unplug and borrow it for up to 4hrs. Help is available from the IT Service Desk. You will have access to standard University software, Microsoft office, Wi-Fi and printing facilities.

Need to return a laptop?
Log the laptop off but leave it powered on. Return it to the self-service cabinet. Scan your ID card and replace the laptop in the locker number shown, remembering to plug it in to charge.

Laptop loan rules

  • The laptop counts as one of your loans
  • Library fines must be under £6.40 to borrow one
  • Fines of £1 per hour or part hour for late return are charged
  • £700 will be charged for damage or non-return
  • They are only for use on campus via University network
  • Available first come, first served with no renewal or reservation
  • Save data or files to your network drive or USB stick as they will be lost on log off

See our Laptop Loans Terms and Conditions (pdf) for more details.

There are multi-function printers at both sites that scan, photocopy and print in both colour and black and white. There is also a large scale plotter that can print between A2 and A0 sizes at the High Wycombe campus.

  • A4 Black and White - 3p
  • A4 Colour - 5p
  • A3 Black and White - 6p
  • A3 Colour - 10p
  • A2 - £1.20
  • A1 - £2.40
  • A0 - £4.80
  • Scan to email - Free

Study rooms are available for you to work in groups or to work more quietly on your studies. There are ten rooms available to book at High Wycombe and two available at Uxbridge all with LCD screens and whiteboards. Whiteboard pens and erasers can be borrowed from the Service Desk for High Wycombe study rooms.

You are entitled to two hours per booking, one booking per day and up to four advance booking per month. Room bookings are only available until 6pm, after which rooms are open access.

You can book a room for up to ten people at High Wycombe or eight people at Uxbridge via Blackboard

1. Login to Blackboard
2. Select "My Timetable"
3. Click on "Book Here"
4. Sign in using your Student ID and password
5. Choose Room Capacity, Campus, Start Time and Duration. Remember to include your student ID in the "Purpose of Booking" field to receive your booking confirmation.
6. Then bring your email confirmation with you to the Service desk to receive your access card.

Please note, that due to popular demand, room cards must be picked up within 20 minutes of the start of your session, after this your room may be made open to new bookings.

Use the great range of selected e-books available on 123Library and the Library will purchase the e-books you access and read the most. Use the login instructions here to access e-books that the Library may end up buying for you.

If you need a book that is only available in print, check on Amazon or a similar online bookstore for the details. Complete a Print Title Request Form and email to Suggest Books. The Library will consider buying a copy for you and place a hold so that you are the first to borrow it.

The Bucks Knowledge Archive is an invaluable resource that showcases the wealth of research and creative work that our staff and researchers carry out.

In the archive, you'll find everything from full-text journal articles and abstracts through to book chapters, monographs, conference papers and proceedings, PhD theses and creative work.