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Libraries at The University of Buckingham

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.

Digital resources

Most students will have access to a free digital copy of their textbook accessed via their modules. Ebooks are available via the Library catalogue. Students have access to online journals and databases to support their studies such as EBSCO Business and Academic Source, JSTOR, Psychinfo and industry standard Law databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW. Full training is given as part of the students inductions.

The University has two libraries

Franciscan Library

The Franciscan Library holds all the core textbooks and reference books for Medicine, Law, Psychology, Mathematics and Computing.  We support the Faculty of Computing, Law and Psychology.

Franciscan Library

Hunter Street Library

The Hunter Street Library supports the Faculty of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences.  If you are looking for books on Business and Accounting, Politics and Economics, History, History of Art and English Literature then Hunter Street will hold all your core texts and required reading.

Hunter Street Library

Library Catalogue

Access the Library Catalogue.

External Readers

Anyone who is not a current member of the University can apply to become an external reader. An external reader may read books and journals within the library and make use of the photocopiers, but may not use IT facilities or borrow books.

You can borrow up to five general loan books for an annual membership fee. Books are loaned on a 4-week basis, and fines for overdue books are charged at the same rate as for students.

There are two categories of external borrowers:

  1. Borrowers with a University connection: £40 annual membership fee
  2. All other external borrowers: £60 annual membership fee.

Application forms are available from the service desk of either of the two site libraries. Further details are available from The University of Buckingham Library, Hunter Street, University of Buckingham, MK18 1EG. Tel: +44 (0)1280 820218. Please bring proof of your name and address when applying.

Edward Legg local history collection

Edward Legg bequeathed his collection of local history material to The University of Buckingham on his death. The collection is currently based at the Franciscan Library

There are over 800 local history books covering topics from steam trains to Bletchley Park. Journals and pre-1900 local history materials are available for reference use only at the Franciscan Library.

The Edward Legg collection is open Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 Please call 01280 823267 for further details and to make an appointment.

For any enquiries please email or telephone 01280 820218 / 823267.