Using our services

Using other libraries

Staff and students at the University can access other libraries across the UK and Ireland.


Students and staff may apply to use other university libraries in the UK via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

SCONUL Summer Vacation Access

Leicester students will normally be allowed to visit other university libraries for reference use during the summer vacation, under the terms of the SCONUL Summer Vacation Access scheme.

Local Public Libraries

For more information on the services and resources offered and how to apply, please contact your local public library:

University Hospitals of Leicester

The UHL Libraries and Information Services is open to medical students at the University, and any student on a placement at UHL NHS Trust.

The British Library

The British Library will issue a reader pass to allow access to their reading rooms in the St Pancras Library in London, or at Boston Spa in Yorkshire.

General guidance when using other libraries

  • Check the library access requirements and opening hours before visiting
  • Always carry your University ID
  • Set up your Eduroam account (roaming Wi-Fi) in advance
  • Observe the rules and regulations of any libraries visited

Library Hub Discover

Library Hub Discover enables users to search over 130 academic, national, and specialist library catalogues to help identify resources held elsewhere.


WorldCat enables users to search the world's libraries from one easy search box.

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