SCONUL Access scheme

This is a reciprocal borrowing scheme between participating higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. You are only eligible to apply if you are considered a student or member of staff of the University of Plymouth with your course or employment validated with full library privileges here.

  • Staff members on an open or fixed term contract
  • Postgraduate research students
  • Part-time students
  • Distance learning students 
  • Placement students (full time student on a placement of 6 weeks or more)
  • Full-time taught postgraduates

Staff and students at partner college institutions on franchised courses are not eligible for access under the terms of the scheme.
For more details and to apply, go to Your library account account must be clear of any overdue books or charges. Once you have submitted your application online, and it has been approved subject to your eligibility, you will receive an acceptance email. Print this off and take it, with your University of Plymouth card, to the library you wish to visit.

SCONUL Access members joining from participating institutions

You will need to bring your SCONUL Access confirmation email (confirming the SCONUL Access Band you are eligible for, and agreed  expiry date) and home institution ID/Library card. You will need to complete a registration form so that a library card can be made. Please allow up to 5 working days for a card to be processed. You will be emailed when it is ready for collection.

Please bring your card every time you visit the library as you will be unable to enter without it. Access is between 0800 -2000. 

Contact the Reception Desk on Level 1 of the Library or email with any queries