To All Students

Even though the two libraries at Buckingham are currently closed, the Library team is still working hard to support you through this difficult time.

We are monitoring emails at so if you have any queries please contact us. You can also use our Virtual Librarian service at

Please ignore any reminders about renewing books. Any fines will be waived and books will be renewed until the end of next term.

We will still have access to databases and ebooks, and many of our database suppliers are offering extended access to collections. There’s a list of these at the end of this email.

If you need help accessing resource off campus, see our Tutorials here

You can also find help sheets on the Library Moodle pages here

The University is moving to put systems and arrangements in place to support student distance learning between now and the start of term and the Library service is working with Schools to provide new eBooks where they are available for all courses and to support you.

This is a very fluid, fast changing situation.  As things change we will be updating our messages on the University website here

Finally from all the Library team Malcolm, Rachel, Jackie, Margaret, Tracey, Nicki, Deborah, Christine, Liz and Peta, keep safe, and contact us if you have any concerns.

Best wishes from all of us.

Extended and Free access to databases and online resources

JSTOR  – access to more collections; search as normal

Proquest – Access to databases and other resources until 30 June 2020. Go to:

EBSCO – working with publishers to give ebooks we subscribe to unlimited access.

In addition Harvard Business Review ebooks are free on EBSCO.

Project Muse- free access to resources from some publishers. Go to:

Sage Journals – some free access to journals.


The Library aims to provide a personalised, high quality service to support the University’s teaching and research programmes and to encourage the development of creative and independent thinking.

Telephone: +44 (0)1280 820218 (Business / Humanities), +44 (0)1280 828267 (Law / Science)

EBSCO Discovery (the one stop shop for Library resources)

Search EBSCO Discovery Service on campus in the search box below. If the result is only an abstract try Google Scholar or an Open Access resource such as Researchgate, or ask the Library for an Inter Library Loan.

Accessing EBSCO Discovery off campus online tutorial

Off-campus access to resources

The two libraries

The Hunter Street & Franciscan Libraries: locations, subject coverage and staff contacts on each site.

Library collections and services

Opening hours, the loans service, reference collection and services for external users, rules & regulations.

Library catalogue

Search the University library catalogue or renew your books.

Electronic information

Subscription databases, ebooks, ejournals and useful sites on the Web.