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Using other libraries

You may be eligible to use other libraries to access resources that Leeds Trinity University Library cannot supply, or simply for convenience.


SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to use study spaces or resources at other higher education libraries which belong to the scheme.

  • You can apply for SCONUL Access yourself.
  • Applications are approved by Leeds Trinity University Library.
  • Your application will only be approved if you are in good standing with Leeds Trinity University Library (i.e. you owe less than £10 in fines and have no loans overdue by 28 days or more). You will receive an email with further details on how to take part in the scheme. 
  • Full-time undergraduates will only get reference access to other libraries; staff and postgraduate students may be able to borrow print books. 

For more information visit the SCONUL Access website.

Things to know: 

  • Some institutions are not participating at this time - check the SCONUL website before you visit. 
  • You will need to reapply for SCONUL Access if your approval has expired.  

Leeds University Library

We have an agreement with University of Leeds Library which allows Leeds Trinity University staff and students to gain enhanced access and borrowing rights, over and above the SCONUL Access scheme. 


If you have a valid reason for borrowing books from University of Leeds Library, please contact us requesting access. Please provide the following information:

1. Your LTU category: 

  • Academic staff 
  • Research postgraduate 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant 
  • Taught postgraduate 
  • Undergraduate / LTU apprentice - specifying Level 3, 4, 5 or 6. 

 2.  Your reason for requesting access.


If your application is approved, we will email you to confirm this and tell you what you need to do next.

British Library at Boston Spa

You can visit the British Library’s reading room in Boston Spa, Yorkshire to access resources which are not available elsewhere. You need to apply for a Reader Pass and order the items you want to use in advance of your visit.

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