Students and staff at other UK universities

Find out more about joining Senate House Library as a member of staff or student from another UK university...

Students and staff at other UK universities

Find out more about joining Senate House Library as a member of staff or student from another UK university...

Important update during coronavirus

The SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended.

The current position

We are sorry to say that the SCONUL Access Scheme is suspended as a result of the current pandemic.  This means that we cannot process new applications or renew applications, and that participating libraries are not accepting visitors from other libraries under the scheme.  We are afraid that no exceptions are possible to this rule. This is because capacity within member libraries is severely restricted due to the need for social distancing. Universities, including university libraries, are required to abide by the relevant government guidelines and this means that it is not possible for libraries to facilitate external visitors in most cases.

Next steps

We remain fully committed to opening up the scheme again as soon as it is safe and practical to do so, and we are keeping this under regular review.  Given the information currently available, we believe it to be unlikely that the scheme will return to full functioning this academic year (2020-21). We will be consulting member institutions on routes to reopening the scheme later this academic year.

Help in the meantime

In the meantime, our member libraries are doing all they can to ensure that their staff, researchers and students can access the books and journals they need during this difficult time, and scheme users wanting to use particular resources should speak to the library staff at their own institution who will be able to assist.  Those wishing to access archives and special collections should do the same – staff at their home library will be able to provide advice and support on routes to access.

Further information about the SCONUL scheme is available from the SCONUL website.

Library membership for current research degree students (e.g.MPhil/PhD) and academic staff at UK Universities

Reference-only access (one calendar year at a time or to date on University ID card if sooner) Free
Borrowing (10 books at a time) – 3 months £70.00
Borrowing (10 books at a time) – 1 year £210.00

Library membership for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at other UK universities

This membership includes a 10 book borrowing allowance. Please note – a valid university ID card or a letter from your academic department is required as evidence of student status along with photo ID and proof of address.

3 months £70.00
1 year £210.00

 

If you have a question about Library membership, please send an email.

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