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Visiting other UK academic libraries

There are several formal schemes enabling you to visit other academic libraries. You will need to become a member of one to visit most libraries - membership needs to be arranged before you visit.

If the library you would like to visit is not a member of one of these schemes, check their website to find out if they permit access to visitors and for admissions information.


SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme that provides borrowing privileges or reference access to over 170 higher education institution libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Details are available at the SCONUL Access website.

SCONUL Summer Vacation Access

This scheme provides free reference access for undergraduates and taught postgraduates at other higher education libraries during the host library's summer vacation period.

Information can be found on the SCONUL Summer Vacation Access webpage.

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries

The University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University are all members. A list of participating libraries and information on how to visit or join M25 Consortium libraries is available on the Search25 website.

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