Using other libraries

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Access schemes 

The SCONUL access scheme 
This scheme is currently suspended - see SCONUL's website for more information. Normally this scheme enables staff and students at the majority of UK Higher Education Institutions to use the libraries of other HEIs either for borrowing of reference purposes.  It is particularly useful for part-time, distance learning and placement students. The scheme also includes vacation reference access.

The British Library 
The British Library will issue a pass to allow you to visit the reading rooms in the St Pancras Library in London, or at Boston Spa in Yorkshire. 

Using other libraries catalogues and databases 

Explore the merged catalogues of many UK & Irish university, national, and research libraries.
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