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Library & Learning Services: Books

Sources of free books

NCBI Bookshelf - The U.S. National Center For Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides free access to a collection of books and documents in the life sciences and healthcare.

Directory of Open Access Books

Open access peer reviewed academic books.

Inter-Library Loans

The Inter-Library Loan service enables you to borrow items (or to receive copies of items) which are not held in our stock. Project year and Clinic year students and taught Postgraduate students are given a free allowance of 5 items per academic year. Teaching staff are not charged for inter-library loans. 

Inter-Library loan charges are subsidised at £5.00 per article. In stock articles can be photocopied for distance-learning students at 5p per (black/white) sheet copied plus £1.00 per article. To order an Inter-Library Loan please complete the form below and return it to Learning Services.

Purchase books with Wordery

Buy one book and get 10% off everything in your basket, and support AECC University College Library at the same time! Just use Code AECC10 at the checkout.

The Library has partnered with Wordery to enable a cashback scheme from any purchases made through the branded webpage. The cashback scheme will build up as credits for the Library to buy books. Wordery offers competitive prices, take a look and purchase a book.

Heritage Online


Bournemouth University's Library Catalogue

New books

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Student reading a book