British Standards Online (BSOL). BSI

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Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only
On-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only
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British Standards Online (BSOL). BSI collection provides full access to British Standards (BSI) and other international and European standards that have been adopted as British Standards. 

Our current subscription to BSOL platform also includes ISO standards. Note that personal user features (e.g. My Favourites, My Email Alerts) are not available in our subscription.


How to open the PDF document:

The PDF documents downloaded from the platform are protected files and cannot be directly opened in Adobe Acrobat reader or browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox). Steps to open these PDF documents are:

  1. Install FileOpen plug-in in your device (PC, Mac, iOS, Android). You only need to install once per device.
  2. Locate the downloaded PDF document in your local folder. Double-click on the PDF document to open it in Adobe Acrobat reader. Please DO NOT open it in a browser. 

Check this short video to learn how this is done.


Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
  • For security reason, you are advised to change NetPassword regularly via IdPortal and follow the password rules. Please visit the ITS website for details.