Answered By: Roy McCready
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2016     Views: 912

Yes, there are various options available depending on the type of library you wish to use.

SCONUL Access is a national scheme that allows academic staff, postgraduates and part-time, placement or distance learning undergraduates from participating institutions to register with, and borrow from, other university libraries.  Full time undergraduates can also apply for a card which allows access for reference only during University vacations. The University of Liverpool Library is a member of SCONUL Access.

If you fall into any of the above categories you can apply online for SCONUL Access membership. Once approved you will receive an email which you can take to the University Library that you wish to use, as long as they are members of SCONUL Access.

IT facilities and access to electronic journals and databases are not included in the scheme and the availability of some collections may be restricted at the discretion of the participating Library.

If you need to access material which is only located in the British Library you will need to obtain a Reader Pass. Note that you will need your University membership card and also some proof of address.

Staff and students can also borrow from the British Library Document Supply Centre by applying through our Inter-Library Loans service.

 

Using other libraries in the Liverpool area

114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool. 0151 709 9125
The Liverpool Medical Institution has a private library for its members. Staff and students of the University are normally allowed to use this Library on request.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine(Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA. 0151 705 3221
The Donald Mason Library is the Library of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. It is not a part of the University Library, although its holdings are recorded on the Library catalogue with the location 'Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine'. Access is normally granted to members of the University, via SCONUL. 

Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW. 0151 223 5829
The main Liverpool City Public Library is situated in William Brown Street next to the Museum and Art Gallery. It is one of the largest public libraries in Britain and it is open to all members of the public for reference purposes. Borrowing is free to residents, students and employees within Liverpool. Access for reference is available through the Libraries Together, Liverpool Learning Partnership.

The Library has the following departments: Central Lending, Science and Technology, Art and Recreation, General and Social Science, Business and Information, Central Junior, International, Music, Liverpool Record Office and the Local Studies library.

Liverpool John Moores University Library has two main Learning Resource Centres. They are open to all members of the University of Liverpool, for reference, through the Libraries Together, Liverpool Learning Partnership . You will need to show your University Membership card at the entrance. Reciprocal borrowing rights exist for permanent members of academic staff from the University of Liverpool

The Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5UZ. Telephone: 0151 231 3634/3701
Collections includes art and design, business, built environment, criminal justice, law, librarianship, media and cultural studies, modern languages, social work and youth and community work.

The Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre,Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. Telephone: 0151 231 4246
Collections include archaeology, childhood studies, biomedical and natural sciences, computing, engineering, geography, health sciences, maritime studies, pharmacy, social sciences and sports science.

The Sheppard-Worlock Library, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9LB. 0151 291 2001
The Sheppard-Worlock Library is open to University of Liverpool students for reference through Libraries Together, Liverpool Learning Partnership. Reciprocal borrowing rights exist for permanent members of academic staff from the University of Liverpool.

Learning Resources, University Of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ. 01244 375444
The University of Chester Library is open to members of the University of Liverpool for reference use.

Learning Services, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP. 01695 575171
Edge Hill University Library Service has an extensive education resource collection of books and materials to support school practice work. It is open to members of the University of Liverpool for reference use.

Access to Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) is available by appointment only, through Liverpool Libraries Together.

Click on the following links for details of other local public libraries in Cheshire West and Chester, HaltonKnowsley, Sefton and Wirral.

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