SCONUL Access – borrow from other HE libraries

Are you a member of staff or research student ?
Are you registered as a full time postgraduate or a part-time, distance learning or placement student?

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme, granting borrowing privileges to many types of library users working or studying at participating higher education libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

SCONUL Access provides borrowing privileges for most:

  • academic staff on open or fixed term contracts
  • postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • part-time, distance learning and placement students
  • full-time postgraduates

Here’s what you do at Swansea University:

Download and print out the pdf application form.

Take the form to the Issue Desk in the library, or to the Miners’ Library for authorisation and you will be issued with a SCONUL Access card.

Take your SCONUL Access card and your Swansea library/ID card along with you. You will be issued with a library card, which will normally have the same expiry date as your SCONUL Access card. Your SCONUL Access card will be valid for up to three years, or until your course or contract ends, if earlier.