Getting started: Overview


The Library has put in place new services to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have reconfigured our Bannerman Library space to introduce various health and safety measures to protect students and our staff, including capacity and access restrictions. Student users are expected to maintain safe study and working environment by following handwashing and sanitation guidelines displayed and respect the Student Code of Conduct with its new Brunel Community Pledge so we all remain safe.

We are pleased to provide over 1,000 study spaces in the Library to support your learning. These are located on all floors of the Bannerman Centre and include desks with PCs and desks with and without power sockets. As of Monday 26 July 2021, you will no longer need to book an individual study seat in advance, except if you wish to use the postgraduate study room or computers in BANN230a. You will also need to book if you wish to use a group study room as these are always popular.

We are operating a no ID no entry policy at the Library Welcome Desk to help us meet government track & trace requirements using our entry/exit turnstiles.

We are offering a Click & Collect service to all students and academic staff. You can request items from our print stock and collect them without needing to enter the Library itself – please see this guide for more details. And of course, our extensive online collections and services remain available to all our users.

For students who are working remotely and unable to come to campus we offer the Click and Post service. For students that meet the eligibility criteria the Library will post out requested items to the user, it is however restricted to UK addresses only. please see this guide for more details.

For students studying remotely they can apply to use our Scan & Send service for a chapter or article from print books or journals in the Library for personal study or research. Requests are subject to copyright restrictions. please see this guide for more details.

Please check our FAQs for questions surrounding this service and other library services.

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Current status of Library services

You can check the current status of services managed by Brunel Library below. To view the status of services managed by the Computer Centre, please visit their service status page.



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