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Visitor access to the University Library

Advice for Alumni, SCONUL Access users, Schools, Colleges and members of the public about how and when you may enter the Library.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please note:

Queries related to access, books, library cards and any other library account issue should be sent electronically to: library@bath.ac.uk where staff will answer with advice via email.

At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome visitors to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

SCONUL Access visitors

Please note: At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff and the SCONUL Access scheme has been suspended for the time being. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome visitors to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

University Alumni

Please note: At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff and the SCONUL Access scheme has been suspended for the time being. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome alumni to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

Visitors from other Universities

At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff and the SCONUL Access scheme has been suspended for the time being. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome alumni to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

External members of the Library

At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome members of the community to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

School and College visits to the University Library

At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome members of the community to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

Members of the public

At this time access to the Library and campus more generally is limited to current students and staff. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome members of the community to the Library while we prepare for the return of students to campus. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please keep check on this page again for updates as the situation develops.

Visitor access to online information resources

With the growth of the open access movement, a large volume of research is available for free online. Often Creative Commons licences provide possibilities for reusing this information.

The Library has compiled a guide to recommended resources on the internet, many of these are free to use.

Access to online resources is available using the catalogue computers located across the Library.

  • You do not need to log on.
  • Under the terms of the publishers' licences, visitors can only view online resources while physically in the Library.
  • It is not possible to print or save material you find while searching but you can of course make notes from the screen.

For your reference a list of the e-resource websites which can be accessed can be found here.

Blocked resources not available to visitors or alumni are given here

Please ask for advice from library staff if you cannot find the resources you are looking for.