SCONUL Access Membership

The Library participates in the SCONUL Access scheme and welcomes membership applications from SCONUL users.

If you are a student or staff from another UK university, you may be eligible for free Library membership via the SCONUL Access scheme.

The Universities at Medway, Drill Hall Library, is also part of the SCONUL Access scheme and a separate account can be setup to make use of the Drill Hall Library. See the Drill Hall Library webpages for more details

What is available for SCONUL Access members of the library?

  • Access to the Augustine House and Salomons Institute and their collections (please see our Opening Hours page for more details on when the library is open to public members).
  • A borrowing allowance of:
    • eight items from the 4-week loan collection,
    • two items from the 7-day loan collection,
    • eight items from the curriculum resources collection.
  • The ability to request inter-site loans between Augustine House and Salomons Institute library.
  • Support on the use of the library, including finding books and using our library catalogue (Library Search).
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Use of the visitor PC with limited access to electronic resources (Augustine House only).
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities (Augustine House only).
  • A welcome Pack, including a map of Augustine House, tips on how to use the library collections and the study spaces effectively.

By joining the Library you are becoming part of the University community and we ask you to follow the University Coronavirus guidance accordingly.

How to apply

If you have not done so already, the first step is to apply on the SCONUL website. After that, your application will be sent to your home university for verification. When verification is complete, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance for the scheme.

The next step is to apply for membership with us. Please fill in this form.

Once we receive this, we will set up an account for you within ten working days, then contact you when your new library card is ready to collect. When you come to collect your card, please bring your ID card from your home institution, along with a printed or digital copy of your SCONUL acceptance email.

Unless there are outstanding fines or items on your account, we will hold your data for one year after your account is due to expireIf you go on to further study and wish to reapply for SCONUL membership you will need to put in a fresh application through the SCONUL website.

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Last edited: 07/02/2022 14:40:00