Visiting Other Libraries
London has a wealth of public, Higher Education (HE), and specialist libraries that are open to students and academic staff.
Many contain print and electronic resources useful for business subjects, including some collections which we don't have in the Library.
On these pages, you can:
Click below on the different tabs to learn more.
What is SCONUL Access?
SCONUL Access is a national scheme allowing you access to other Higher Education (HE) libraries based in the UK and Ireland. Most university and college libraries, including Coventry University, are covered in the scheme.
SCONUL Access is open to: full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students; part-time, distance learning and placement students; postgraduate research students (MPhil, PhD); academic and support staff.
Eligibility to use another library varies depending on your course type, length of study and role within your institution.
To find out more, and apply for SCONUL Access:
What is the M25 Consortium?
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries aims to provide services and resources for the benefit of learners and researchers within the M25 region (i.e., Greater London) and more widely across the East and Southeast of the United Kingdom.
You will still need a SCONUL Access card to visit academic and special libraries in the M25 Region. However, you can search all participating institution’s collections in one place using Search 25 (the consortium library catalogue).
To find out more about the M25 Consortium and Search25:
The British Library is the United Kingdom’s national library, directly next to St Pancras International Station. It houses a comprehensive collection of research across many different disciplines, including business subjects. Everyone is welcome to visit the British Library, but a Reader Pass is required to access collections and Reading Rooms.
To access the Library's resources, you need a Reader Pass:
To obtain a Reader Pass, you need to apply via the Library's website and complete an online form.
Once you've completed this, you'll need to book an in-person appointment to confirm your registration.
You will need to bring identification with you when you attend your appointment:
If you need to renew or replace your Reader Pass, then you can do this here.
London has many public and special libraries across the city, specializing in business. Here is a selection:
British Library Resources
City of London Libraries
Westminster Council Libraries