Using other libraries
The University Library has joined several national and local schemes which together provide you with access to a wide selection of libraries.
Some of the schemes give access for reference purposes only whilst others allow you to borrow material. If you are unsure which scheme most suits your needs then please contact the library.
Please note that users must have clear accounts with their home libraries, i.e. not have outstanding fines, charges or overdue items before they can be considered for membership in the following schemes.
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. It is a co-operative venture between most of the higher education libraries of the UK and Ireland. Find out about the Sconul Access scheme.
The British Library welcomes anyone who wishes to use their research collections. To use the London Reading Rooms you must apply for a Reader Pass from the British Library website. Please note that the British Library is reference only access. Go to the British Library website.
Search25 is funded by the M25 Consortium. The M25 Consortium has over 100 academic library members that are based around the M25 motorway area. This borrowing scheme is for academic staff, research staff and MPhil/PhD students only. Go to the Search25 website.
University of Kent - Templeman Library welcomes visitors between 8am and 9pm. If you wish to borrow resources then you need to apply through the Sconul Access scheme, please see the Sconul Access page for details. Go to the University of Kent Templeman Library website.