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 allows students (except full-time undergraduates) to borrow from most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland.
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.
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. You must pre-register for a Reading Room pass and order your material online before visiting.
Opening hours and other information is available from the Library's website.