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Visitors guide to the Library: SCONUL

Due to coronavirus outbreak, all visitor (including SCONUL) access is suspended until further notice. Please see our University Library Service & Coronavirus (COVID-19) : FAQs for updates and advice on available library services.

Sconul access for visiting staff and students - SUSPENDED

To access University of Exeter Libraries under the SCONUL access scheme:

  1. Apply to SCONUL Access scheme
  2. Wait to receive your SCONUL Access Approved email
  3. Forward the email with your home address and phone number to   
  4. We will contact you with joining information


Sconul access scheme bands - SCHEME SUSPENDED

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligibility for borrowing and access to St Luke's library


up to 4 items

Swipe card access

to St Luke's library

Band A

  • Academic & Support Staff
  • Full time and Part time PhD student





Band B

  • Part time Undergraduate
  • Part time postgraduate
  • Placement students.





Band C

  • Full Time taught Postgraduate





Band R

  • Full time undergraduate *


Reference only


* By prior request

* Please note, we will need to know in advance if Band R members would like to use the specific collections at St Luke’s Library as this building is swipe access only and we will need to request a card be made for you.  Forward your acceptance email with your home address, mobile number and a request to access the collections at St Luke's to

E-resources and wifi access for Sconul access scheme members

Your primary access to e-resources will be provided by your home institution.

Please note that for licensing reasons, our online books and journals can only be accessed via our walk-in access machine. You would be entitled to use this facility during your visit and can find more information about it here.

If your home institution participates in the Eduroam service then you should be able to use this access the internet on your laptop or mobile device while you are visiting us. It is worth checking eligibility and ensuring your access options are configured in conjunction with your home university before you travel. Please see the Eduroam website for further details.

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