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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.

Summer Access

In vacation time, current students and staff at SCONUL institutions can have reference access to our Avery Hill and Greenwich campus libraries, simply by presenting their University ID cards to our security staff.


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.  It enables library users from participating institutions to use other higher education libraries in the scheme.

Please see the table below to find out whether you are eligible to join and to determine your entitlement. You can use any Sconul Access member libraries which support your access category




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, so staff and students from the university visiting other universities can access their wireless internet.