Disruption to Library and IT services

The University will be undertaking critical network upgrades over the weekend of 2nd-3rd April 2016.  This will affect:

  • All access to all IT services (iCity, Moodle, BCU network)
  • Library e-resources
  • Library self-service

You should expect that these services will be unavailable on Saturday 2nd April. It is anticipated that work will finish by 4pm on Saturday, however there may also be disruption on Sunday 3rd April.

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We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. Please check iCity for up-to-date information.

ScienceDirect down for maintenance at the weekend.

Elsevier tell us that ScienceDirect Freedom Collection will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, July 20 at 12:00 midnight until Saturday, July 20 at 12:30 am BST.


It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

If you have trouble logging on after the work is completed, please get in touch with us via  elibrary@bcu.ac.uk