Live near another university? Use their library!

Home for the holidays but still want to access a university library?

SCONUL Access allows students and staff to use other university libraries. Staff, part-time and postgraduate students can also borrow from other university libraries.

It’s easy to apply online. Just go to

You must be in ‘good standing’ with the University of Winchester Library, i.e. no fines or overdue books on your account.

We advise that you check the website of the university you’re visiting before you go, to check what identification you need to take, which library you need to go to (many universities have more than one), and when it’s open if visiting during the holidays. You can find links to the other university library websites on the SCONUL Access pages.

If the university has Eduroam, you should even be able to use their WiFi using your Winchester account details! (Please note you will need to have logged on to the WiFi on campus at least once to use Eduroam anywhere else).