Sconul Access 

The Sconul Access scheme allows staff and students to join and borrow from other Higher Ed libraries in the UK and Ireland.


You’ll be assigned a band (A, B and C) and borrowing rights for each band vary by institution.

See our guide to the Sconul bands.

Want to join Cardiff Met?

Bring a print-out of your Sconul confirmation email or Sconul card and your home institution id card to any of our learning centres.

We accept bands A, B and C and, in each case, you will be able to borrow up to 5 items.

Cardiff Met Staff/Student?

The scheme is available to staff and students but borrowing rights will vary by institution.  Full-time undergraduates can join but will not be given borrowing rights.

You can apply online at:

We have a step-by-step guide to applying online to help you if you get stuck.

Any Questions?

Cardiff Met’s Sconul Access rep is Helen Blockwell.  Please email for more info or visit her in Cyncoed Learning Centre.