Using other libraries

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Access schemes 

The SCONUL access scheme 
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 

A combined catalogue of around 90 of the largest University research libraries in the UK and Ireland, plus the British Library.
A database of more than 6000 collections in museums, galleries, archives and libraries.