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Information for Visitors

People visiting the Bill Bryson Library

Currently, we are operating at restricted capacities and are only able to welcome academic visitors through the SCONUL Access scheme.

Academic visitors - SCONUL Access

Staff and students from other universities can usually use our libraries as SCONUL Access visitors. Check the list of SCONUL Access member libraries to ensure your institution participates before applying through the SCONUL Access website. Academic visitors from other universities will need to show their valid university ID.  

As a SCONUL Access visitor, you many borrow up to seven items if you are a:  

  • Member of staff 
  • Research student 
  • Full-time postgraduate student
  • Part-time student
  • Distance learner 
  • Placement student 

Full-time undergraduates are unable to borrow as SCONUL Access visitors but may still apply to have reference-only access.  

Key messages for Access Scheme users – January 2022

You must reapply for library access if your approval has expired. You won’t be able to visit us until your new application has been approved, which will be processed by your own institution. All information about applying for the scheme is available on the SCONUL website – please check this information before making an application.

Allow time for your application to be processed. An extremely high volume of applications is being processed and in some cases, you may need to wait up to four weeks.