SCONUL Access is a reciprocal borrowing scheme involving many Higher Education Libraries in the UK. If you are eligible you can join the scheme and borrow items from other libraries.
A list of libraries in the UK that participate in the scheme is available from the SCONUL Access website.
• Members of staff.• Research students e.g. PhD, MPhil.• Full time postgraduate students e.g. MA, MEd.• Part time students.• Students who are away on placement which lasts more than 6 weeks (borrowing access will only be granted for the length of the placement and a new application will need to be made for each placement).• Full time undergraduate students (for reference use only).
• Go to www.sconul.ac.uk and click on "Get Access".• Use the drop down menu at the bottom of the page to start your application process.• You will receive an email from "firstname.lastname@example.org" acknowledging your application.
Allow 5 working days for approval of your application. You will then receive an approval email which will also state your "band" and expiry date.
• Print a copy of this email and present it along with your Marjon library card to the library you wish to use. You can apply for membership of multiple University libraries - just remember to take a copy of the email along.• Each university will have its own rules and regulations for SCONUL members, so it's well worth contacting them in advance.