The Library

Interlibrary Loans and Using Other Libraries

Using other libraries

Students and staff can use other UK libraries via the schemes described on this page.

You should contact the library you wish to visit beforehand to check opening hours, access policies, accessibility and any documentation you need to take with you. 

You may also find useful resources in your local public libary or in specialised libraries.  Ask your Academic Librarian about these.

COPAC enables you to search over 80 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues to help you identify resources held elsewhere.

If you are looking for theses or dissertations you can find information on our dissertations page.

SCONUL Access

SCONUL Access allows students (except full-time undergraduates) to borrow from most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland.

  • apply online at www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
  • if you have previously been granted SCONUL access but this has expired you will need to apply again to have it renewed
  • your application will be authorised within 3 working days.  If you have overdue items or outstanding fines your application won't be authorised
  • take your authorisation letter, along with your Campus Card to the library you're visiting

SCONUL Access doesn't automatically give access to PCs and electronic resources - check this beforehand with the library you're visiting.

If you are a full-time undergraduate you can use SCONUL Reference Access to visit other libraries but you can't borrow or use PCs.

The SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme also allows students to use other libraries during their vacations by simply showing their Leeds Beckett Campus Card.

Visiting the British Library

The British Library holds 7 million publications in the Reading Room at the Document Supply Centre, Boston Spa, near Leeds.

 

You can visit to consult material but you can't borrow from the Library.

Opening hours and other information is available from the Library's website

You can also order 16 items in advance (at least 7 days before you visit) on forms available from the Help and Information Points in Sheila Silver and Headingley Libraries.

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