Existing SCONUL Access registered users can continue to use the spaces throughout this period on production of your UEL Library membership card.


Your First Visit

You will need to register with the library on your first visit so please make your fist visit during Library Helpdesk opening hours .  You should bring:

  • SCONUL Access approval email (printed or on your device).  NB you must be accepted to the SCONUL Access scheme before your visit
  • ID card from your home institution
  • A passport photo
  • To enable us to process your registration please ensure you visit at least 30 minutes before helpdesk closing time


Using the Library

Once registered, SCONUL Access members can use the libraries throughout our opening times upon production of your UEL Library membership card.

Please note that we may restrict access to UEL staff and students only during UEL exam periods.  These will be posted on this page, always check before you visit.


Bands A, B, and C members can borrow up to 5 items.  You will not be able to place requests or access short loan material.

Band R members have reference only access to the resources and spaces.

Borrowing members can borrow books during helpdesk hours only. 

Online Resources

SCONUL Access members do not have our online resources.

Computers and WiFi

You will be able to bring your own device and connect to the internet through EduRoam.

You will not be able to use any of the computers in the libraries.

Contact Us

For more information contact us  or chat with us


UEL alumni can use the library for reference only throughout our opening hours upon production of an Alumni Passport card.

Borrowing membership

Alumni Passport holders can apply for borrowing membership for £50p.  This entitles you to borrow up to 5 items from the library collections.

To register for borrowing membership please visit the Library Helpdesk during staffed helpdesk hours with your Alumni Passport and ID.  NB payment is by card only.

Online resources

Due to licensing restrictions there is no access to our online resources for Alumni or other external visitors.

Computers and WiFi

Alumni Passport holders can access the internet through The Cloud WiFi on your own device.  You will not be able to login to any of the computers on site.

Archives visitors

Anyone wishing to consult the Archives should email library-archives@uel.ac.uk for more information and to make an appointment.