Visitor access

 Alert Due to COVID-19 we are restricting access only to Brookes students and staff. We regret that we are unable to welcome external visitors to our libraries at present.

Visiting the Library

Members of the public, University students and sixth form pupils are welcome to use Oxford Brookes Library for reference and study purposes. Access arrangements and opening hours differ from site to site so please check before you travel.

Alumni

As a graduate of the University you are welcome to use the Library for reference and use our study spaces free of charge. For an annual fee (£50) you are able to borrow up to five items. There is no access to electronic resources, the University network nor group study spaces as an Alumni. Guest WiFi is available.

There is no need to complete a membership application if you wish to use our facilities for reference. If you’d like to borrow material then complete this form, and bring (or post it) to the Library, together with proof of address, proof of identity, passport sized photograph, and your Alumni ID or Brookes Society number.

SCONUL Access Scheme

The SCONUL Access Scheme is a reciprocal arrangement between universities which allow students from participating institutions to use other libraries. Apply for the scheme online at SCONUL Access.

  • Full-time undergraduates can use the Library on a reference basis without the need to register with the Library. You must have your home student ID with you when you use our space.
  • Staff and research students, part-time and distance learning students, and full-time postgraduate students at institutions participating in the scheme can borrow up to 5 items from the Library. Please bring your SCONUL acceptance email, proof of address and passport sized photograph.

E-resources, access to the University computer network, inter-library loans and booking study rooms are not available to SCONUL users. Internet access is provided via Eduroam.

School students 

School students (Year 12 and 13) and EF students, may use limited areas of the Library for study at certain times of the year. Valid ID must be worn at all times. There is no access to the libraries during examination periods. Group study spaces are for Brookes staff and students only.

Please note that unaccompanied children under the age of 16/up to Year 11 are not admitted to the Library.

School visits for extended projects can be arranged. Please contact Robert Curry, Head of Academic Delivery and Development to discuss further.

Admission is discretionary and we reserve the right to refuse entry without redress, and to withdraw access where users are in breach of the Library regulations.

Reference facilities for visitors

Individual members of the public (age 18 and over) are welcome to use the University Library as a study space. There are no formal registration procedures but valid ID is required when using the space.

Admission is discretionary and we reserve the right to refuse entry without redress, and to withdraw access where users are in breach of the Library regulations.

External borrowers 

The External Borrowers scheme allows certain categories to borrow up to 5 books from the Library.  E-resources, access to the University computer network, inter-library loans and booking study rooms are not available to members of the External Borrowers scheme.  Guest WiFi is available.

  • Students from other UK higher education institutions on work placement in the local area. Free of charge.
  • UK students following programmes of higher education at other institutions (if SCONUL Access [see above] does not apply). Annual subscription £90; 6 months £45.
  • Brookes Society members (former staff). £50 (free for retired staff).
Apply by completing the Brookes External Borrower Scheme application Brookes External Borrower Scheme form (PDF). Bring (or post) the form, together with proof of address, photographic proof of identity, a passport sized photograph, proof of status with home institution (if appropriate), Alumni ID or Brookes Society number (if appropriate), to the Library at Brookes.



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