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The way you access British Standards Online has changed!


British Standards Online (BSOL) is the online standards database giving access to over 55,000 up-to-date British, adopted European and International standards.

From March onwards, British Standards Online will be introducing a new security feature to their documents. This means BSOL documents can only be opened with a plug-in installed on your device (File Open). It will help to keep your documents and experience more secure.

What you need to do

For University devices you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader and FileOpen from Apps Anywhere. 

For personal devices, you will need to install the FileOpen plugin directly from the FileOpen website

Find more information on the FileOpen plug-in on the British Standards Online Support page.  

Access British Standards Online and other databases provided by the library at  

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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