Library services for Education and Early Years students in our partner colleges

  • The information on this page is for students on Oxford Brookes University courses in Early Years, Education & Lifelong Learning, and Support for Learning at our partner colleges - Abingdon & Witney, Oxford & Cherwell, Solihull, and Swindon. If you are currently off-campus but are not one of these partner college students, please go to our general page of Library services for Education students off-campus.

  • The Library Web site - go to our page for partner college students for all general information and help.
    Go to our Subject Help pages for Education and Early Years students. The Education pages explain how to use all our online services and how to contact us. The librarians in your college library or LRC are also familiar with our Web site and online resources and should be able to help you use them.
    Providing the key textbooks you need for your course is the responsibility of the library or LRC in your college. However, if you want to come and borrow books from Oxford Brookes Library, you're welcome to do so - see Coming to the Library below. You can also access our e-books from anywhere.
    Thousands of Education journals are available as e-journals. They're all listed on our E-journals Finder page. You can access them from anywhere via the Web using your Brookes login (see below).
    To get to any of our e-resources, you'll be asked for your Brookes Login - use your Brookes student number and password, which you should have received after enrolling (your Brookes student number is on your Brookes student card). Once you've logged in, you should be able to move from one Brookes Library e-resource to another within the same Web browser session without logging in again.
    All books and resources in the Library for Education, both physical and online resources, are on LibrarySearch – you don’t need any login or passwords to search it from anywhere via the Web.
    • How to find Harcourt Hill campus and map of Harcourt Hill campus (PDF)- please note that there is no student parking on campus unless you have paid for an annual permit. There is a small visitors' car park near the main entrance - sign in at Reception for an exit token. If possible, please use the U1 bus service - eg from the railway station, opposite the Seacourt Park & Ride, or the Westway shops in Botley.
    • During semesters, we’re open in the evenings and at weekends as well as Monday – Friday. Detailed opening hours are available on the Harcourt Hill Library web page.
    • Most of our books are one-week or two-week loan, but you can renew books on the phone (ring 01865 488222 during Library opening hours) or online via LibrarySearch (in My account) so you needn’t come in every time your books are due back – unless they are reserved by someone else.
    • You can also reserve books through LibrarySearch (use the green Place hold button for the book you want) to collect when you come in, or to be sent to Harcourt Hill for you from one of the other Brookes libraries. If you live nearer to our Headington or Wheatley sites, you can get books sent to those libraries from Harcourt Hill (again, use the Reserve button on the Catalogue) and/or return Harcourt Hill books at those sites.
    • If you do borrow books from Brookes Library and someone else then reserves them, it is essential that you return or renew them by the due date, as otherwise you will get fined. (Books which are not reserved by another user are automatically renewed - up to 12 times for Main Library books, or 3 times for School Experience Centre resources). We send reminder emails out before your books are due back – these go to your Brookes email account so it’s essential that you either check that regularly, or set it up to forward to another account that you do read (the Library has a handout on how to do this).

    • Our print journals can’t be borrowed, but there are MFD (multi-functional device) photocopier/printers in the Library, which charge copies to your Brookes Print Anywhere account, if you want to photocopy a journal article (one per issue of each journal)

    • We have silent study and group study areas in the Library, with wifi ( registration required).

    You can take a virtual tour of Harcourt Hill Library on our Web site.