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How to Use the Library: for Students

Learn how to use the BU library for academic research

Getting books and journal articles that BU doesn't have

Physical books and articles from journals that Brandon University does not have access to can be requested through Inter-library loan.  This is a free service for BU students. See link below. Email for assistance.

When you find an article you'd like to use, but the Library doesn't have access to it, you can request a copy through our Inter-library Loan service (ILL). When you submit a request, our ILL staff find the resource at another library and request that a link to that journal article be sent to us, dependent on availability.

All current Brandon University students have access to this service and there is no charge. Everything you need to know about accessing your account and submitting requests can be found at the link below:
There are a couple of very important things to keep in mind about ILL:
1. Your login information for ILL is different from your BU network credentials. If you don’t know your password or are having trouble getting access, please email ILL at the email address given below.
2. ILL can take time (a few days to 1 week for an article), so you need to give yourself ample time to request, receive, read, and synthesize the content of anything you request.
If you have questions, you can direct them to or to Heather Tornblom at 204-727-7316.