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SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.

The SCONUL Access Scheme

SCONUL Access  is a reciprocal scheme which enables students and staff at participating institutions to access a network of higher education libraries across the UK.  

Check the table below to see if you are eligible to join the scheme and whether you have a borrowing entitlement or reference access. You can use any Sconul Access member libraries which support your access category (please complete the first part of the Sconul Access registration form to check which libraries you can use).




Staff and research students

Band A

Borrowing entitlement*

Part-time, distance learning & placement students

Band B

Borrowing entitlement*

Full-time taught postgraduate students

Band C

Borrowing entitlement*

Full-time undergraduate students

Band R

Reference only

The number of items you can borrow will vary depending on which library you use (each library sets its own borrowing restrictions).


The university of Greenwich participates in the eduroam service. This will enable you to access WiFI at any of the university libraries listed on this webpage. Select eduroam from the network options on your device and enter your University of Greenwich email address and password. 

Summer Access

During the summer vacation, current students and staff at SCONUL institutions can access other participating libraries for reference purposes with their student ID card only. Please visit this webpage for further details.

Access restrictions

Restricted Access During Exams

Please note that access restrictions may apply during busy exam periods. Please check the webpages of the library you wish to visit in advance to avoid wasted journeys. 

Notices of restrictions at University of Greenwich will be posted to this page well in advance and sent out to our registered Sconul Access members. There are currently no access restrictions at any of our libraries.