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City, University of London welcomes visitors with membership of the SCONUL Access scheme.

City students and staff

As a member of City, you are able to visit other libraries under the SCONUL Access scheme. Please see using other libraries for details.

Bands A, B and C - borrowing membership

Borrowing membership is given to users issued with Band A, B or C SCONUL Access membership from their home institution. SCONUL Access borrowers may borrow up to 5 items but will not be able to use our Short Loan collections or online resources.

SCONUL Access bands A, B, and C members need to join in person at the Library Help Desk - don't forget to bring your SCONUL Access approval email and your university ID card.

Band R - reference membership

Reference only access is provided to users with Band R membership from their home institution.

Visiting the library

SCONUL Access users may use our libraries during staffed opening hours only.

The Law School Library at Northampton Square is for the use of City Law School students only.  We are unable to admit SCONUL Access users to this library.

New SCONUL Access membership and Reference users (Band R) will not be permitted access to any City, University of London library during our busy undergraduate exam periods.   During the 2019/20 session, this will apply between Friday 27 December - Friday 17 January and Monday 20 April - Friday 29 May.