SCONUL and other libraries

We encourage students to use other local libraries, including their local public library. Queen’s students can no longer apply to use a local university library through the SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) scheme, but nevertheless many university libraries, including the University of Birmingham, offer some form of external access.

University of Birmingham Library Information for Visitors

For journal articles, we also encourage students to make use of Access to Research, a free service which is available through local public libraries. A number of major journal publishers, including Sage, Wiley, and Taylor & Francis, make their online content available through this initiative.

Access to Research: Participating Publishers

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