Using other university libraries (Sconul Access)

London Metropolitan University is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme. SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Staff, postgraduate and part-time undergraduate students may also be able to obtain borrowing rights, although this will vary between individual libraries.


The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland so have a look at participating libraries. You will not be able to access their subscribed e-journals, databases or other e-resources. 

Register to join the scheme by using the Sconul Access application form and submit your application.

You must use your London Met email address to register.

Application requirements:

  • You do not need to make multiple applications.
  • Providing your library account shows no overdue items or outstanding charges you will receive an e-mail showing acceptance of your application.
  • Be ready to show your acceptance email - printed or on your mobile device - and your staff / student ID card when you go to the institution you wish to use.

Student FAQs are available on the Sconul Access website.

Check the library website of the institution you are visiting before making the journey in case a passport photo or any further identification is required.

If the institution you are visiting provides Eduroam wireless access you should be able to connect to this as a London Metropolitan University student. Check our Wifi access details for more information.

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