Welcome to BU-London Library

We provide a comprehensive collection containing copies of all set texts and recommended readings to support your studies. We offer a selection of current and classic novels, and non-fiction titles across a wide range of topics. Our quiet study area is equipped with WiFi access, PCs,  scanning and wireless print facilities, and of course friendly library staff! 

If you have any questions, please come and speak to us at the Library Desk or:


BU London Writing Assistance – Spring 2020

BU London Writing Centre offers free writing help for academic assignments and for career-related, technical and professional writing.

Book in through the links below, or drop in for an appointment to create and polish off your academic work to demonstrate clear critical analyses or design and structure professional texts to target specific career goals.

For additional details on what the Writing Centre can do for you, please click the following link: Writing Assistance – Updated January 2020

To book an appointment, please click into the links below. Appointment times and dates differ between the Core and Internship phases of the semester: 


Set Texts for London Internship Programme (LIP) Spring 2020

Many of your modules have set texts attached to them – these are essential reading for your studies. In this section is the Book List which details the texts you need. For some modules, you will need to purchase the your texts, and this explained in the list, which you can access by clicking the following link: Spring 2020 BU Booklist


Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is the largest shared online off-air television and radio recording service for education and research in the world. It allows you to choose and record television and radio programmes from over 60 Freeview channels.

The recorded programmes are kept indefinitely (no expiry date) and are constantly added to a growing archive – currently at over 1 million programmes.

You can create playlists of programmes, edit programmes into clips, share these easily, or embed them into presentations, blogs etc.

Log into BoB here: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/ and follow the instructions on screen. You will need your BU credentials to gain access. Please speak to the library if you require any assistance in using this service.

Due to the licence BoB operates under, access is restricted to the UK only.


Quick links:

  • Library Catalogue
    • This is the London specific version of the main BU library catalogue, where you can discover books in the BU London collection. 
  • BU Library Online Resources
    • You have access to the full range of BU e-resources when here in London, including subject and research guides.
  • Wireless Printing Instructions
    • In the library you can print directly from your device – these instructions show you how to do this.

Library Opening Hours

Please click into the link Below for full details of opening hours.  Any changes to the opening schedule will be listed here. 

Opening Hours: Library Opening Hours Spring 2020

Other London libraries

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