Covid-19 library services

 Announcement Face coverings and social distancing rules still apply in our libraries.

Opening times

The physical libraries are open for walk-in access to space and books.

Borrowing and returning

  • All items on loan are now due back on Monday 27 September 2021. (Exceptions: School Experience Centre long loans and loans for finishing students - check your Library Account for specific dates)
  • Holds can still be placed on items that are available on the shelves, but not on items currently out on loan.
  • A freepost option is now available for students who have finished their studies.  Contact for more information.
  • Books returned either in person or via the freepost service may not be discharged immediately from your Library Account.
  • Email if you have any queries about your library account

Study Space

  • Study spaces and desktops are available at all sites and are socially distanced at 2m. This means there is less study space available than normal.
  • All spaces are for individual quiet or silent study and have been labelled to show where people can sit (Please sit here / Do not sit here). Please note there are no areas available for group work.
  • It is not currently possible to book a study room.
  • All available study seats will have a number and QR code as implemented in other University areas for track and trace purposes
  • Face coverings should be worn while in the Library (unless individuals are exempt)
  • No food and drink policy (apart from bottled water) across all sites
  • Opening hours of our sites may vary. For details of the hours please check the individual library’s page.

Scan and Send service for print chapters / journal articles

We are offering a Scan and Send service for individual chapters / journal articles from printed items in Library stock for Brookes staff and students under the following conditions:

  • The copy is being made for private study only. (Scanning requests for teaching purposes should be made to the Library Scanning Service who can supply items that can be uploaded to Moodle.)
  • The extent of the copying is within legal limits (1 article per journal issue or 1 chapter / 5% of a book).
  • The request is made via this form and the copyright declaration is agreed to.

The service is aimed at staff and students who are unable to come to the Library to borrow items and scan the items personally. Requests will take up to five working days to be processed and delivered.

Get help and support

Go to our Get help and support webpage for more information.