Using other libraries
As a Birkbeck student or member of staff you are entitled to use many other libraries, both in London and throughout the UK. We are members of various access schemes listed below. See the links on the left for details of individual libraries.
SCONUL Access Scheme
Part-time students, full-time taught postgraduates, research students and staff may borrow from the libraries of over 180 UK higher education institutions via this scheme. Apply online at www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access. A detailed guide to how to apply is available here. Certificate of Higher Education students enrolled on a CHE course that is equal to or greater than 60 CATS points are eligible to join this scheme.
University of London Access Agreement
Taught-course students can access many other University of London libraries for reference only, these students will need to take a certificate of enrolment (which can be obtained from 'My Birkbeck' student centre) confirming their name, course, address and student status for the current academic year - research students and academic staff can borrow from some institutions. Please check the web sites of the individual libraries for access arrangements before you visit. University of London Access Agreement
University of East London Library Stratford campus
Birkbeck students enrolled on courses based in Stratford at the University Square Stratford building may use the Birkbeck Collection held in the UEL Library Stratford and IT facilities and services in the University Square Stratford building. Other Birkbeck students and staff can use UEL Library via the SCONUL Access Scheme
You are entitled to join public libraries in the areas where you live, work and study. As a Birkbeck student you are entitled to join Camden and Westminster public libraries. You may need to provide documentation such as some form of identification and/or proof of address when you join.
Subject specialist libraries
Information on the numerous subject specialist libraries available to you can be found by visiting the Subject specialist libraries page.