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Ipswich Library User Guide: Using other libraries

Using other libraries


Using other libraries


‚ÄčEach University of Suffolk centre has a library which works to support courses, staff and students studying on courses run from that site.

All University of Suffolk staff and students can also visit or borrow from other University of Suffolk campus libraries, by visiting in person.

You will need to take your University of Suffolk ID card with you. You can generally borrow up to 4 items from each library, with the exception of Suffolk New College where you can borrow up to 2 items.

Staff registered at centres other than Ipswich may borrow up to 8 items from University of Suffolk Ipswich Library.

If you have any comments or concerns about the service or resources at your University of Suffolk library speak to the Librarian there - they want to hear from you!

This is a reciprocal agreement between Higher Education libraries across the UK and Ireland which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries belonging to the scheme.

To use the libraries of other institutions, you must first complete the on-line application form. Once your application is approved you will receive an email confirming this and introducing you to your chosen host library/libraries. This is only valid for a short period and if you don’t use it, you will need to reapply.

You should take a copy of this e-mail along with your University of Suffolk ID card when you go to the library you want to visit. You will then be issued with a library card for that institution.

If you are visiting us here at University of Suffolk please bring the copy of the email with you when you visit. 

To qualify for SCONUL Access you must be a registered University of Suffolk student or staff member in 'good standing' (i.e. having no debts at your home library and not having seriously infringed their rules).




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