Students at other HE institutions are eligible to apply for a 'vacation reference pass', this pass is valid outside term time and allows unlimited access to our libraries and resources on a reference only basis. If you would like to apply, please bring your current University ID card with you on your first visit.
Academic staff from other HE institutions are entitled to a 'reference only card', this card will be valid for twelve months and provides unlimited access to our libraries and resource centres. If you would like to apply, please bring current proof of your academic status from your home institution on your first visit.
SCONUL Access Scheme
If your institution is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme you may be entitled to obtain a library card from us for either borrowing or reference access depending on your status.
Find out if your institution is a member
If you are planning to join us under the SCONUL Access Scheme, you should contact your home library to find out what access you will be entitled to. Please bring a passport-sized photograph with you on your first visit.
Please note: Visitor access to the Main Library is restricted from Monday 4 May to Friday 5 June 2020 inclusive during the revision and exam period due to pressure on study spaces for our students. During this period we are unable to admit the following types of visitor:
- Day visitors
- Blue library reference card holders
- SCONUL Access Band R blue library reference card holders
We are also unable to assist SCONUL Access members who wish to register for a library card during this period. Normal service for these categories will resume on Saturday 6 June 2020.