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Using other libraries (SCONUL)




SCONUL is a reciprocal scheme which allows the following groups of people to borrow material from most other university libraries in the UK and Ireland:
  • staff members/researchers
  • full time postgraduate students
  • part time, distance and placement students.

Full time undergraduate students are entitled to reference access only.

For further information on how to apply go to the SCONUL website or ask at your library Help Desk.

University of Sussex Library


You can use the University of Sussex Library for reference purposes on production of your UniCard. Please check their opening hours before visiting   


SABRE - Sussex & Brighton Research Explorer


SABRE integrates the catalogues of University of Brighton, University of Sussex and Brighton & Sussex NHS, allowing students and staff to search for materials from a single interface. 


Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Libraries


The following may be eligible to join the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Libraries:

  • staff/students on placement in the NHS
  • University of Brighton staff/students working on an NHS project
  • members of the Brighton & Sussex Medical School.


Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Libraries


The British Library


Members of the University of Brighton may be entitled to use the reading rooms at the British Library. For further details please visit their admissions web pages


Other library catalogues


To search the catalogues of local and national libraries see our subject guide








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