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St George’s is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme – a co-operative venture that enables staff, research students, full-time and part-time postgraduates, and distance-learning and placement students to borrow material from other higher-education libraries. The allowance is two books from the three-week loan categories. It also provides undergraduates with reference access to participating libraries.

St George's staff and students

Qualifying staff and students of St George's, University of London who wish to join this scheme must register on the SCONUL website.

On the website, select the sconul access tab (right-hand side).


This will take you to the SCONUL access page, where you will be asked to provide details about yourself, and to select the institution (university) you would like to use.

You only need to apply to one institution, even if you wish to use several institutions.

Once you have submitted your application, providing you have no outstanding debts on your St George's library account, you will receive an email informing you that you have been successful in your application.

Print out this email and take it, along with you St George's university ID, with you every time you wish to register with another institution.

St George's visitors

Visitors must apply for SCONUL Access via the SCONUL website.

Once you have received the confirmation email from your institution, you need to bring it to St George's Library Helpdesk along with a valid university ID card. The Library Helpdesk staffed opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Access cards can only be issued between 9am and 4pm.

Please visit SCONUL Access for more information.


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