SCONUL Access

Latest update 15/11/2021

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to access study spaces or books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. The scheme was suspended during the pandemic but has relaunched again on November 15th for many institutions including University of Wolverhampton.

Important information about the scheme for current University of Wolverhampton students

  1. You can apply for SCONUL Access by completing the application form at SCONUL Access | SCONUL
  2. You must reapply for library access if your approval has expired
  3. Allow time for the application to be processed. Normally we aim to process requests within 3 working days.
  4. You will need to be in good standing with the university (no outstanding debts or overdue items) and be a current student in order for your application to be approved.
  5. If you are approved onto the scheme you will be assigned SCONUL Access Band. You should check on the day you would like to visit whether the institution you would like to visit is participating (please visit SCONUL Access | SCONUL for information on participating member institutions) and check whether there are any restrictions for your assigned Access Band

Note: you only need to apply once to the scheme and not for each individual institution you wish to visit

Important information for visiting SCONUL students

  • You must apply to your own institution for access onto the scheme.
  • You must not visit without receiving your approval email from your home institution and you must bring the approval email with you when you visit
  • You must bring your home institution ID card
  • You can view our opening hours here but these are always subject to change at short notice so please check before your travel
  • We will need to check your approval email and ID card before we can register you as a visitor to the university of Wolverhampton Library and allow time for this when you arrive

For further information about the SCONUL Access Scheme please visit the SCONUL Access FAQ pages

Visitor Access

General visitor access to the University Library remains suspended until further notice.