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Visiting other libraries

SCONUL Access Scheme

SCONUL Access is a reciprocal scheme which allows many University of Bradford students and academic staff to borrow or use books at other participating libraries. The scheme covers many university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Please check that you have no overdue books or fines on your University of Bradford library account. Then apply to join your chosen library using the form on the SCONUL Access web page

  • Do be patient while we process your application. We are expecting a high number of applications.
  • Do not contact or visit your chosen library until you have received the welcome email from SCONUL Access.
  • Do check on the day you plan to visit that the library you wish to visit is still participating in the scheme. This allows for any sudden changes due to the local Covid-19 situation.
  • Some institutions that previously participated in the scheme are not participating at this time. You are not guaranteed access to an institution because you previously used it. Check the SCONUL Access web page before you visit. 

Public libraries

Members of the University may use public libraries in the Bradford area.

Bradford College Library

Reference use of Bradford College Library is by prior arrangement only. Please ask at the JB Priestley Library Welcome Desk.