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Accessing Library Collections

The library collections are tailored to meet the needs of BPP’s taught programmes and consist of 40,000 books many of which are available online, 65,000 journal titles, 36,000 case studies, 350 law reports including all major series, legal research materials, financial reports and information for UK and international companies and a range of careers and reference material.

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To borrow an item, bring it to the library issue desk together with your BPP student ID card. At some centres you will be able to use your student ID card to borrow items using a self issue machine.


Your Athens username and password will allow you to access the Library’s online collections.

Your Athens details will have been emailed to your bpp email account shortly before the start of your programme. 

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We suggest that you always try to access online resources from the Online Library. Although it is possible to access some services from an external website you may be presented with a commercial sign in screen.  You will need to look for an ‘Academic sign-in’ or ‘OA’ (Open Athens) sign in options, and select Athens as your method of access, then again choose BPP University (if asked) and then put in your Athens username and password credentials.  

If you are unsure of your Athens login details ask a member of library staff.

Search for the books available in the library collection. You can limit your search by the physical location of the book or run a search which will only return e-books. 

Search for books and ebooks

Check your library account to see items you have on loan

Useful for identifying in which database a specific journal title can be found. It also includes coverage dates. 

To search for articles, use the Search Everything box


Use the journals search to find e-journal titles from the Library's 68,500 electronic journals.

We are experiencing some problems with the Find a Journal search box; if you experience difficulties, please use this direct link

Allows you to perform a search at item or article level across the entire library collection including most subscribed resources and some of the major open access collections such as the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Please note some key titles are not included in this search


We are experiencing some problems with the Search Everything search box; if you experience difficulties, please use this direct link

You should be able to access everything you need for your studies through the library service. If you cannot find the reading you need in the library’s collection please let us know by either:

  • Asking a member of library staff via email  or chat (at the bottom right of this page) 
  • Suggesting an additional item for purchase (all suggestions will be considered). 
  • Requesting an Inter-Library Loan (if appropriate we will request the item for you from the British Library).

Library services news and COVID19 - latest information

Please go here for the latest student information about your studies and COVID19, on the Students' Association website, or see the VLE.

Our email and Chat accounts are currently monitored between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)
You should expect a response to emails within 48 hours; emails sent on Friday will be answered on Monday
Please do not forward your BPP emails to a personal email address as these cannot be delivered

18/05/2020 All loans extended to 1 September

All items currently on loan to students have had their loan period extended to 1st September. This date will be reviewed if the Centres remain closed.

No further fines will be accrued. Any existing fines from before 18/3/20 will stand.

15/4/2020 Temporary Resources

A number of publishers have made additional online resources available on a temporary basis, and the BPP Library Team have identified a list of resources which may be of use to our students.