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Ipswich Library User Guide: Visiting our Library

Visiting our Library and Associate membership


Library Membership

March 2022

The SCONUL scheme has re-opened as of 22/03/2022. 

All other forms of library membership are still suspended pending further review. If you would like to be contacted when we re-open for all other external membership types, please contact


Apply for SCONUL Access

Apply for SCONUL Access

University of Suffolk Library is a member of the SCONUL access Scheme.The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland, and you can select the institution you wish to visit during your application. 

If your home institution is a member of this scheme you are eligible to join University of Suffolk Library free of charge.

Applications are made online, and approved by your home institution. You will receive an email confirming the level of access you are granted under the scheme. To find out more about SCONUL banding and borrowing rights take a look at the SCONUL guidance here.

To visit University of Suffolk Ipswich Library please complete our online application form found below.

Please note, to apply and submit the application form you will need:

  • an electronic copy of your SCONUL acceptance email 
  • a scanned copy of your institutional ID card 
  • an electronic passport style photograph 


Access the SCONUL application form