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SCONUL Access Scheme

Is there another University library closer to your home or work? 

You can join over 200 other University Libraries in the UK and Ireland through the SCONUL Access Scheme

All students can access the libraries' study spaces and get reference access to books, though only post-graduate and part-time undergraduates can borrow books

How do I join?

Online on the SCONUL website.  Please use your LSBU email address when you apply so we know who you are.

Your application will be approved by the LSBU library staff and you need to make sure you have no library fines or other library account problems before you apply.

Once approved - we'll send you an email which you take along to the library you want to join as well as your LSBU ID card.

SCONUL website

SCONUL Access exceptions

Middlesex University

SCONUL visitor access to Middlesex University Library will be restricted between 18/09/2023 to 16/10/2023. SCONUL users will only be able to access resources outside of core hours; after 6pm and before 8.30am, Monday – Friday.

Users will still be able to access reference resources at weekends.

SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme

During the Summer vacation you can access LSBU libraries for reference only using your own student ID under the SCONUL Vacation Access scheme.

SCONUL website

You can print and copy at our libraries with a Guest print account. You can also use the LSBU guest Wi-Fi network. Ask at our help desk for further information.

Library help desk opening hoursSCONUL

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Many University libraries use the same Eduroam wi-fi system as LSBU.

If the university that you visit is using Eduroam, you will be able to connect using your LSBU username and password. 

Ask at a library help desk if you have problems.

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The British Library is the UK's largest library with over 150 million items in most known languages.

It is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.

Most of its items are kept in closed storage - you'll need to request them and then use them in the British Library's reading rooms.

How do I join?

BL reader passes are free but you will need to give details of the material you wish to consult. You will also need to show personal identification and proof of address.

You can find full registration information on the British Library's website.

British Library Search

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Postgraduate research students and staff in the member libraries of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries are eligible to join the scheme. View the directory of M25 Members here.

You can also download an application form from their website which you should return to one of our LSBU libraries to obtain an Access25 card.

Access25 Website

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If LSBU doesn't have the book or journal you need you can use the new Library Hub Discover to search the merged catalogues of over 110 major UK academic and specialist libraries including the UK's National Libraries (like the British Library).

More libraries are due to add their catalogues in the next few months. Library Hub Discover covers both books and journals (and replaces the previous COPAC and SUNCAT services.

Library Hub Discover Search