SCONUL Access

SCONUL Access scheme and Covid-19

In line with Government guidelines, and following the closure of library buildings, SCONUL will be suspending the SCONUL Access scheme until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming users back to our member libraries once the threat of the Coronavirus has passed.

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to study spaces or books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. Some library users may be able to borrow print books from other libraries too.

To find out more about the scheme, who is eligible, and how it works, explore the links on the left-hand side of the screen.

To apply for SCONUL Access: 

  • First, complete the two steps below and click ‘Find’
  • Select the library you wish to use. Note: once your application has been approved, you can use any of the libraries on this list. You need not reapply for each library.
  • Click 'Apply for Access' and complete the form.

Your application will be processed by your home institution library. Waiting times vary; for more information, contact your home institution. Once your application is processed, you will receive an approval email with further details on how to take part in the scheme.