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E-resources and Wifi access

Due to the terms of our license agreements with our suppliers, we ar unable to grant access to our e-resources. This will be provided by your home institution. You would be entitled to use our study spaces during your visit and depending our borrowing entitlements, you may be able to  borrow 5 books.  You can find more information about it here.

If your home institution participates in the Eduroam service then you should be able to use this access the internet on your laptop or mobile device while you are visiting us. It is worth checking eligibility and ensuring your access options are configured in conjunction with your home university before you travel. Please see the Eduroam website for further details.

Visitor Access

We welcome visitors from:

  • Our Partner Colleges
  • Alumni
  • SCONUL Access Scheme
  • Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts (Avery Hill and Medway libraries only)

We are unable to offer access to students from Local schools, Sixth form Colleges, Colleges of Further Education and UTC's. 

For further information visit our web page:

Please note that no animals may be brought into the libraries apart from registered assistance dogs.


The libraries supports Alumni in continuing their learning after graduation from the university of Greenwich, be it for professional development, academic research or personal interest.  Please visit to view library services available to our alumni, and apply for an alumni pass. Once you have received your pass, you can then apply for library access.

SCONUL visitors

To access the University of Greenwich Libraries under the SCONUL access scheme:

  1. Apply to SCONUL Access scheme
  2. Wait to receive your SCONUL Access Approved email
  3. Forward the email with your home address and phone number to   
  4. We will contact you with joining information



Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts

Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital Trusts for which the university provides education and training for nurses, midwives and other staff can join the Avery Hill or Medway library and borrow up to 5 items from the Health stock.

As clinical staff you will not have access to the Stockwell Street library.

If you wish to join the Avery Hill or Medway library please visit during core library hours – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

For further information visit our web page:

Alumni Access during 24 hour opening

Alumni Access

Throughout the entirety of the 24 hour opening period, Alumni users may enter SWS Library from 08:00 until 23:59 of each day. If you are still within the Library from midnight onwards, you are welcome to remain. However, if you leave at any time from midnight you will not be permitted to re-enter until 08:00 the next morning.

Access restrictions will be implemented during certain times of the 24 hour opening period. Please ensure that you are aware of the following changes that may affect your access to SWS Library.

SCONUL Access Restrictions

During the 24 hour opening period, there will be no access for SCONUL users at Stockwell Street Library. Applications may be submitted but no access will be granted in Stockwell Street Library. Both Avery Hill and Drill Hall libraries will continue to remain accessible (please see Avery Hill and Drill Hall opening hours).