1. You must reapply for library access if your approval has expired
2. Allow time for your application to be processed
3. Check on the day you would like to visit whether the institution you would like to visit is participating
4. Prior access does not mean current access
SCONUL Access is a cooperative library scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. University of Exeter Library participates in this scheme.
There are four 'bands' of membership:
Borrowing entitlements are set by each institution and may vary.
If you are a registered student or academic staff at the University of Exeter and want to visit other participating libraries...
To qualify for SCONUL Access you must be registered as a library user in good standing (i.e. no library debts or rule infringements).
The SCONUL access scheme does not provide access to the e-resources of the libraries you visit.
Some libraries may provide a 'walk in access' computer service with access to some resources - you should check this with the library before you visit. You are likely to need to register each time you wish to use the service. Access is often available via a sole PC within the library so availability will be limited. The service will not provide access to all resources are some are not licensed for walk in use.
You should rely on the UoE resources which can be accessed at a distance. Check to see if the library you are visiting is a member of EDUROAM. If so, you will be able to login to the wifi network of the institution you are visiting as a guest user and connect through to the UoE resources.
Check the list of participating institutions on the EDUROAM website.
To connect to the EDUROAM service ...
Use this service to search and locate books and journals throughout the collections of the UK research and specialist libraries.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students are usually granted reference use of other SCONUL Higher Education Libraries during the summer vacation period. See the SCONUL Summer Vacation Access page for more details.
This scheme is separate from the SCONUL Access scheme and you should always check in advance with any library you plan to visit for more detailed information on access riules, documentation required etc.
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