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Visitors, SCONUL and using other libraries


Our libraries are here to support the research, learning and teaching of our students and staff.  Members of the public aged 18 and over can apply to use the libraries as visitors.  Visitors can access print resources and guest Wi-Fi on personal devices, and purchase photocopying cards.  Visitors are not able to borrow books, access electronic resources or use University PCs.

To request visitor access please call 01902 32 1333 or email in advance.  Please await confirmation of your visit before travelling; visitor access is discretionary and may be declined particularly during busy periods.  You may be asked to show ID on your arrival as proof of your age and identity.

Please check our opening hours page for the library you wish to visit for any further restrictions before arranging a visit. 


SCONUL Access – for members of other universities

We are a member of SCONUL Access, a reciprocal scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.

To apply please visit  Your own university will receive your application and send a confirmation email to you.  Once you have received this email please book your first visit with us by calling 01902 32 1333 or emailing  You will need to bring the confirmation email and your university card with you on your first visit; we will then issue you with a SCONUL card which will give you access on any future visits.


Using other libraries

As a member of the University of Wolverhampton you can register with the SCONUL Access scheme so that you can use other university libraries.  You can apply at We will check your application and send you a confirmation email.  Once you have received this we recommend you contact the library you would like to visit to make arrangements.


Alumni of the University of Wolverhampton

Your student ID card is active for 90 days following the end date of your course, allowing you to keep accessing the university libraries throughout that period.

We advise you to check all arrangements before travelling to the libraries.