Visit another library

If you do not find the material you require in the University of Sussex Library you may find it via our electronic resources or you may wish to see if it is held by another library. Details of reciprocal schemes and information on other libraries open to Sussex students and staff are available on this page. 

Other academic libraries


The SCONUL Access scheme enables academic staff, postgraduate students and undergraduate students that are part-time, distance learners or on a placement scheme to obtain borrowing facilities at other university libraries. Full-time undergraduates may use these libraries for reference only. Application forms, further details of the scheme and a list of participating institutions are available via the SCONUL website.

To apply for access complete the online form, which will be forwarded to the library membership team to approve, providing you are in good standing with the library, e.g. no outstanding fines or overdue loans. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been processed, with further details on how to use the scheme. Please allow 24hrs to hear back from us Monday-Friday, or until the next working day if you submit over the weekend. If you have not heard back within 2 days of submitting your application, contact 

Please be aware that during the Spring term and busy study periods, many Univeristy libraries will restrict access to SCONUL users. Please check this with the institution you wish to access before your visit.

University of Brighton

You can use the University of Brighton libraries for reference purposes on production of your ID card. (Use sabre to search the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton collection).

The British Library

The British Library have reviewed their access policy to their Reading Rooms at St Pancras and it is now possible to obtain a reader's pass without a letter of authorisation from your own university library. For further details please visit their admissions web pages.


The University of Sussex is a member of the M25 group; this allows our staff and students access to the many libraries in London who participate in this scheme. If you want to access additional material in your subject area, the InforM25 website allows searching by subject and indicates which libraries might hold items of interest. There is also a facility for cross-searching library catalogues from different libraries.

JISC Library Hub 

JISC Library Hub combines both the SUNCAT catalogue for locating journals held in UK university and college libraries, and COPAC, the combined catalogue to several major university libraries, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin and parts of the London system. The catalogue provides details about access.


SABRE searches the University of Brighton, University of Sussex and Brighton & Sussex NHS library catalogues simultaneously.


Other local libraries

Glass Library


Other Campus Resources