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Distance Learners: Other libraries

Commuter students

We know most Middlesex students commute to the University.  So it may be easier for you to use a University library near you as a place to study and to access wifi via Eduroam.  You do this via SCONUL Access.  We also have software which will change text into audio files.  This page tells you how.

Using other libraries

SCONUL access

  • This scheme enables physical access to other academic libraries and also borrowing rights for part-time, distance and placement students on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. 
  • SCONUL Access is open to all Middlesex University students and those studying joint programmes at partner institutions. 
  • A list of member libraries, their library catalogues and visiting procedures, are available from the website. 
  • To apply, go to the SCONUL Access web site and complete the online form.  You will then receive an email confirming your membership.  You should take this with your Middlesex University ID card* to the libraries you wish to use.
  • *If you are a registered distance learning student and did not receive an ID card at enrollment, please create a ticket to request one and attach a completed Student ID Card Application Form along with a passport style photo of yourself. The card will be posted to you, so please remember to include your preferred postal address in the ticket.  
  • There is no charge for this scheme but you may be required to pay for an identity card at the library you visit.

British Library

  • The British Library is one of the world greatest collections of books and journals.
  • If you have been unable to find the material you require elsewhere, you may be able to consult it there.
  • Please read the instructions before visiting the British Library.


Listen as you travel: Converting print to audio files

If you'd find it easier to listen to documents on the move rather than reading them, we have software which can convert docs for you:

How to apply for SCONUL Access

Save on travel: University Libraries in London you can use

University Libraries in London you can use to study via Sconul Access include:

  • Arts London (Camberwell, Chelsea, Elephant and Castle, Kings Cross, Wimbledon)
  • Bedfordshire (Luton)
  • Birkbeck University of London (Bloomsbury)
  • Brunel (Uxbridge)
  • City (Northampton Square, Bunhill Row)
  • East London (Stratford, Docklands)
  • Goldsmiths (New Cross)
  • Greenwich
  • Hertfordshire (Hatfield)
  • Kingston
  • London Metropolitan (Holloway)
  • London School of Economics (Aldwych)
  • Queen Mary (Mile End)
  • Roehampton
  • St Mary's (Twickenham)
  • South Bank (Elephant and Castle)
  • West London (Ealing)
  • Westminster (Marylebone and Harrow on the Hill)

For most students this is reference and study access, but you may also be able to borrow books.  Please follow the instructions in the other box to check your membership entitlements.