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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.

Heritage Online

E-books

New books

Bournemouth University's Library Catalogue

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Student reading a book