Using other libraries


SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university users to visit many other university libraries to borrow or use books and journals which belong to the scheme. It is the largest borrowing and reference scheme in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

If you are:

  • a full-time postgraduate and your university or college is a member of the scheme, you may be able to borrow from other college or university libraries.

If you are:

  • a full-time undergraduate student you may be able to use the resources of other college and university libraries for reference only.

LCoM Students Sconul Access Entitlement:

LCoM Postgraduate Students Can visit and borrow from other libraries
LCoM Undergraduate Students Can visit as reference only membership

LCoM Sconul Access Visitors.

If you are a student from another university you can visit Leeds College of Music Library and use our resources as reference only. Please click here for important information before visting LCoM.


If you would like to use SCONUL Access, please complete the online application form.   Your application will be authorised within 3 days.  SCONUL Access will only be given to LCoM students who have no overdue items or outstanding fines.

You should check the website of the library you wish to visit for information such as opening hours and restrictions on their collection.

Membership of SCONUL Access is open to all full SCONUL members, and most of the publicly-funded higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland are now members.

Please note that some libraries do not offer borrowing to all types of users listed.

More Information

Go to the Sconul Access website for more information including a general user guide and Frequently Asked Questions

Visting the British Library

The British Library holds 7 million publications in the Reading Room at the Document Supply Centre, Boston Spa, near Leeds.

You can visit for reference purposes but you can't borrow from the Library.  You must pre-register for a Reading Room pass and order your material online before visiting.

Opening hours and other information is available from the Library's website.

Your conservatoire

Undergraduate study

We have a number of music degrees at undergraduate level – find out about our Foundation, BA, combined and top-up degrees

What's On

Our packed concert season welcomes everyone from global superstars to up-and-coming talents – and Leeds College of Music students are always at the heart of the programme

Short Courses

Keen on developing your skills on an instrument – or your voice? Check out our short courses on offer