Other academic libraries are also a resource. 

Local Libraries 

Abertay University

Staff and students from the University of Dundee can use and borrow from the library at Abertay University by

  1. joining the SCONUL Access scheme
  2. taking an authorisation email from SCONUL Access, along with a University of Dundee ID/matriculation card, to the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) on the ground floor of the Abertay library and applying for membership.

A reciprocal agreement with Abertay extends borrowing rights to full-time undergraduates, which means that all staff and students from the University of Dundee are entitled to borrow up to six 4 Week Loan items. For other information on services at Abertay, including SEZ opening hours, please see the Using the Library section of their website.

University of St Andrews

Staff and students from the University of Dundee can also use and borrow from the library at St Andrews University by

  1. joining the SCONUL Access scheme
  2. taking an authorisation email from SCONUL Access, along with a University of Dundee ID/matriculation card, to the Helpdesk on the ground floor of the Main Library at St Andrews and applying for membership.

A reciprocal agreement with St Andrews extends borrowing rights to full-time undergraduates, which means that all staff and students from the University of Dundee are entitled to borrow up to six items (excluding Short Loan and Audiovisual material). For other information on services at St Andrews, including Helpdesk opening hours, please see the Services section of their website.

Libraries elsewhere in the UK and in Ireland 

SCONUL (the Society of College, National & University Libraries) operates a national access scheme for academic libraries in the UK and Ireland. Most university libraries participate in this SCONUL Access scheme, and the easiest way to find out whether you can become a member and visit a specific institution is to complete the SCONUL Access online application form.

Individual institutions offer levels of service based upon four membership bands.

  • Band A - for staff and for students studying for degrees awarded by research (e.g. PhD)
  • Band B - for part-time and distance learning students on courses running for a minimum of one academic year and leading to a higher education award; also for full-time students on placements of six or more weeks
  • Band C - for full-time postgraduate students studying for taught degrees
  • Band R - for full-time undergraduate students.

Members in Bands A-C are generally allowed to borrow while members in Band R are only granted reference access.

Please note that the Library & Learning Centre at the University of Dundee will not approve your application if you have excess unpaid fines or have seriously infringed Library regulations and rules.

Even if you don't apply for authorisation through this scheme, you may still be able to use other academic libraries during their summer vacations. To avoid a wasted journey, always contact the library in question before travelling.