Coventry University is a member of the SCONUL Access reciprocal scheme which allows staff and students from Coventry University to visit and possibly borrow books from other participating UK higher education institutions.
You can register online at the SCONUL website to see whether the library you wish to visit is in the scheme and what they offer.
If you wish to apply, follow the instructions on the screen. Your application will be processed by Coventry University Library Staff. Please allow sufficient time for your application to be processed prior to planning your visit. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email from Coventry University which you take to the university you wish to go to, along with your staff / student ID card. Please view the SCONUL information for your chosen institution before visiting.
1) You will not be able to access the electronic resources of the library under SCONUL Access.
2) You must reapply for library access via the SCONUL website if your approval has expired.
To renew SCONUL access you need to re-apply via the SCONUL website.
The British Library is one of the world's biggest reference libraries with a collection of over 170 million items. The reading rooms are open to anyone wishing to carry out research.
Full details of what the British Library can offer and how to use its collection can be found on the British Library website
You will need to contact the library you wish to go to in advance as individual libraries' requirements may vary.