Using Other Libraries

Newman students and staff are permitted varying degrees of access to other libraries in the local region and nationwide.

  • SCONUL Access is a reciprocal service supported by most higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. It grants borrowing privileges to many types of library users working or studying at participating higher education libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Newman allows access to borrowers in all four SCONUL access bands and this allows the following types of Newman students to borrow from other libraries, or use them for reference only in the case of Band R:

All students need to be on a course which lasts for a minimum of one year.

Band A: Staff and postgraduate research students - Borrowing access
Band B: Part-time, distance learning and placement students (on placements of 6 weeks or more) - Borrowing access
Band C: Full-time postgraduates - Borrowing access
Band R: Full-time undergraduates - Reference only access

Please note that not all libraries allow borrowers from all bands, so you should always check the SCONUL website before your visit to see if you are entitled to join your chosen library.

If you would like to join the scheme you should complete an online application on the following web page: SCONUL Access Joining Form. When you have completed the form, you will be contacted by email about your application.

If you would like to search the online catalogues of other libraries, use the Library catalogues link on the Electronic Resources page and select the library name.