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    Services for visitors

    We offer visitors access to our collections by appointment only. For further information or to request a visit please contact the Library Operations Team. We reserve the right to withdraw access to anyone who does not observe Library and IT Policies. Please note you must be aged 18 or over to access Middlesex University Library.


    The SCONUL Access Scheme

    Provides reciprocal access and borrowing rights for staff and students at approximately 170 member institutions in the UK.  If you are a student from another SCONUL institution wishing to visit Middlesex University you should apply through the SCONUL access scheme and need to bring with you your SCONUL introductory email confirmation (or SCONUL access card) and home institution ID card.

    Please be aware that we have two periods per year – September/October and six weeks following Easter  - when we do not allow SCONUL Access users entry to the library except at weekends as our service is extremely busy.

    Please note that SCONUL restrictions will apply from Monday 25 September 2017 to Friday 20 October 2017. No SCONUL students will be admitted during this period.  

    Middlesex University extends privileges and borrowing rights to the following bands:

    Band A:  Staff and research students
    Band B:  Part time, distance learning and placements students
    Band C:  Full time postgraduates

    Full time undergraduates are allowed reference use only.


    If your Institution is a member of EduRoam, the free wireless service, you will be able to use this in the Sheppard Library. To log into this service, please enter your home institutional network credentials following any appropriate institutional guidance. Once you are logged in, you will be able to access Wi-Fi and your home institution's e-resources. Further information in the EduRoam Wireless Access Guide.


    All members of the Middlesex University Alumni Association may enter the Library for reference purposes free of charge, though alumni who wish to borrow items are required to pay an annual fee. Alumni need an Alumni card to access the library and details about this can be obtained through Alumni Services.

    Please note that during the exceptionally busy exam periods throughout October and six weeks following Easter, alumni reference users will be unable to access the library as our study space and resources are in high demand by current students. Where possible, we kindly request that alumni users with borrowing rights also try and avoid the Library at these times.

    Please note that from 3rd April to 12 May Alumni will only be able to access the Sheppard Library at weekends.

    Those alumni who pay for borrowing privileges will be able to borrow five 28 day loans, and may renew these items as long as they have not been requested. Interlibrary loans, shorter loan items, electronic resources and closed access collections are not included in the allowance, though you will have access to the Library guest Wi-Fi.

    Students from other institutions

    Middlesex University has a number of relationships with institutions around the world which may include access to the Library, its resources and facilities. To find out if your institution has library access please see your home institution in the first instance, as institutions have a variety of arrangements in place. If you have any queries about access, please refer these to Library Operations.

    Members of the public

    Due to increased demands on services by our students and staff, we are no longer able to offer entry by subscription to members of the public. If you are a researcher wishing to enquire about access to our collections please contact Library Operations Please note you must be aged 18 or over to access Middlesex University Library. We reserve the right to withdraw access to anyone who does not observe Library and IT Policies.

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