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 at the Library help desk. 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. SCONUL Access scheme web site
University of London Access Agreement
Taught-course students can access many other University of London libraries for reference only - 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 may use the Birkbeck Stratford collection and the UEL Library Stratford Campus IT facilities and services. 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.