Using Other Libraries
- Guidance on using other libraries
- SCONUL Access
- SCONUL vacation access scheme
- Eduroam (roaming Wi-Fi access)
- The British Library
Visit our page on Catalogues of other libraries.
Please remember that although these schemes allow access and in some cases the borrowing of materials:
- You are not usually able to use electronic resources (such as electronic journals) or IT facilities, other than the library's catalogue
- You should always carry your University ID card
- It is worth checking library opening hours and facilities before visiting
- You are bound by the rules and regulations of any libraries visited
- Some libraries will require passport type photos
SCONUL Access is a co-operative venture between most of the higher education libraries of the UK and Ireland. It enables staff, research students, full time postgraduates and all part-time, distance learning and most placement students to borrow material from other libraries. It also allows full-time undergraduate students reference access.
Before going to the Library you wish to use, take the completed form to the David Wilson Library. If you are a distance learning student, please post your completed form to: University of Leicester Library, Distance Learning Service, PO Box 248, University Road, Leicester LE1 9QD.
The form will then be validated by Library staff and you will receive a SCONUL Access Card.
Take your SCONUL Access card and your University ID card to the library or libraries you wish to join. Some libraries may also require you to provide a passport photo.
All HE libraries in the East Midlands are members of this scheme. It is important that you join the scheme before making a journey to the University Library you wish to use.
University of Leicester students will normally be allowed to use other university libraries for reference purposes during vacations under the terms of the SCONUL vacation access scheme (Society of College, National and University Libraries).
Students from other universities may also use University of Leicester Library during vacations but before visiting please check our opening hours .
Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus at their home institution and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or smartphone.
This service is available to all staff and students at the University of Leicester and to all visitors to the university from other Eduroam institutions. Please be aware that before you visit another institution you should setup your device by following the instructions on the IT services website: http://go.le.ac.uk/wifi
Assistance with configuring you device is available from the IT services team: email@example.com or 0116 252 2053
A full list of participating institutions (UK and Worldwide) is available from the Eduroam website
The British Library
If you are doing research, and the British Library's collections could help you, you are welcome to use the Library. Everyone may visit the British Library, to visit the exhibition galleries or to tour the building. However, in order to consult material and use the reading rooms, you will need to apply for a reader's pass, for which you will need to provide identification, both proof of signature and address. If you are a student you should take your University ID/Library card as well.
Further information about the admissions criteria, acceptable forms of identification, and how to apply for a pass are at St Pancras Reading Rooms- Registering for a Reader Pass