Discover how to use the London Library as a visitor

The University of Sunderland in London offers some access to users from Sunderland and participates in access schemes that enable members of other university libraries to visit and use our services. The Library is not open to the members of the public.

Sunderland campus students and staff

You can use the London Library for reference purposes. You can register your device for free campus Wi-Fi access. It is advisable to check with your home libraries (Murray and St. Peter’s) in Sunderland before visiting the London Library. Members of staff in Sunderland Libraries will be able to give you more information.

If you are a student registered in Sunderland but taking classes on the London Campus, you may be able to borrow books. Please check with the Library. We are not able to offer loans to distance learners.

Visitors from other institutions

Staff and students from universities participating in the SCONUL Access Scheme are eligible to join the Library. Please apply online using the SCONUL website and print out and bring your SCONUL Access welcome letter and your library card from your home institution with you. 

Before your visit

Please remember to check our opening hours and contact us in advance of your visit. You may find it helpful to read through the guidelines on using our learning spaces.

Using our resources as a visitor

Undergraduate students from universities participating in the SCONUL access scheme are eligible to use our resources for reference purposes. 

Postgraduate students and academic staff from universities participating in the SCONUL access scheme may borrow resources. 

Using our computing facilities as a visitor

Computer and printer facilities are not available to visitors; however, you will be able to register to connect to free campus Wi-Fi and use your own devices. 


University of Sunderland graduates can use the Library for reference purposes.