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Using other university libraries

Access to other libraries

There are several schemes which allow students access to other libraries.

SCONUL Access enables all Postgraduates (including PGCE, MPhil and PhD students), as well as part time undergraduates, to borrow material from other libraries. Sconul Access allows full time undergraduates reference user rights.  In order to apply to join the Sconul access scheme you must not have any outstanding charges or any overdue loans on your account.

Students wishing to use the British Library Reading Rooms should consult the British Library website for information on how to apply for a reader's pass.

Students from Liverpool Hope have reference access to other local libraries as part of the Liverpool Libraries Together partnership.


NB  Additional information if you are planning to visit Liverpool University Libraries – Sydney Jones & Harold Cohen

Please note that due to demands on space during the Assessment period, the University of Liverpool Libraries will not be admitting Visitors, including all SCONUL categories on the following dates:  


  • 30th March – 2nd April 2018 (Easter Bank Holiday Weekend)
  • 30th April – 1st June 2018



Liverpool University recently changed their access policy for Liverpool Hope University students and staff.  All students and staff who wish to use either the Harold Cohen Library or Sydney Jones Library must now apply for a SCONUL Access membership via the SCONUL Access website  

You will then receive an acceptance email which you can then take to Liverpool University Library and they will then process your application, this can take between 1 – 5 days to process. Please remember to take your Hope ID card for identification purposes.

Full-time Undergraduate students will receive reference user rights, whilst postgraduates and part-time undergraduates may be able to borrow materials. For more information go to: Joining Liverpool University Library