Off-campus services and facilities for Brookes staff and students

    • Renew your loans : you can renew items via the Library Catalogue using the Borrower information option.
    • Databases : over 100 of our databases are available to off-campus users.
      • For full details of our databases, listed by title or subject, see the Database section of our Library home page.
      • From each database title entry, links to password details are provided in a secure area of your PIP pages which you will need to log in to using your staff/student number and your portal password.
      • Occasionally the Database section of our Electronic Library may be unavailable: you can link to our electronic resources through your PIP pages.
    • Electronic journals : we subscribe to a large number of electronic journals, most of which are available to off-campus users.
      • For full details of our journals, listed by journal title, collection or subject, see the e-journals pages.
      • From each title entry, links to password details are provided in a secure area of your PIP pages which you will need to log in to using your staff/student number and your portal password.
    • Brookes Library print collections individual scanning service : you can request scans of journal articles that are held in the Library.
      • For full details, including an application form, see Scanning service for our students and staff.
    • Interlibrary Loans service : you can request books, journal articles and other material not in our Library through our Interlibrary Loans service.
      • Photocopies of book chapters or journal articles can be posted to you.
      • Entire books must be collected from the Library.
      • Some materials (eg. theses from other universities) may be supplied for use within the Library only.
    • Subject help : the Subject help pages provide information on resources in your subject area including links to many Internet sites.
    • Enquiries : we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about using our services and finding information.

    Further information

    • Visiting our Library : a visit to the Library is essential to borrow books but you can plan ahead to make your time here more effective.
      • Search the Library Catalogue in advance and reserve items you wish to borrow and arrange for them to be sent to the Library site most convenient for you.
    • Using other libraries :
      • you can search other library catalogues.
      • other UK academic libraries will often allow you to use them for reference purposes.
      • special arrangements exist for registered and enrolled part-time students, distance learning students and for academic staff and postgraduate research students.
      • For full details on the above see our information on Using other libraries.