Access to Other Libraries for London Met Students and Staff

Check the list below to find out which forms of access may be available to you:


IT access

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SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

If you are:

  • an academic on an open or fixed term contract
  • a postgraduate research student registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • a part-time, distance learning and placement student
  • or a full-time postgraduate

you may be able to borrow from other college or university libraries.

If you are:

  • a full-time undergraduate student
  • or staff of a small number of higher education libraries not participating in the scheme

you may be able to use the resources of other college and university libraries for reference.


  • You must be “in good standing”  - no outstanding fines or very overdue books before your application can be approved.

  • Students who are enrolled via one of our collaborative partner institutions are not eligible for SCONUL Access membership.

Click here to register.

New applications can only be processed during main office hours, 9-5 Monday-Friday.

For further information on SCONUL Access libraries in London see the Access to London SCONUL Access libraries document.

See  the London Met Sconul Access blog for latest information and updates to access.

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Vacation access to other higher education libraries
Undergraduate students and postgraduate students following taught courses at UK colleges of higher education or UK or Irish universities will normally be granted reference use of other higher education libraries free of charge during the summer vacation of the host institution.

A London Met ID card may be sufficient to gain access, but as these do not include course details or  when your course ends you may be required to produce a SCONUL Summer Vacation Access scheme card or approval email as well.

You are strongly advised to check the library's web page, or telephone in advance of your visit, in order to be sure about vacation dates, opening hours, and documentation required.

A list of SCONUL's members can be found here.

NB: The Vacation Access scheme does NOT provide for borrowing or access to electronic sources of information.

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All students and staff
You may also be able to benefit from the following schemes, in addition to those already listed:

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  Page last updated : : 02 Nov 2015