Using other libraries

Students and staff of the University may be able to use selected other libraries across the United Kingdom through one of the following schemes.

WHELF: Access and borrowing schemes available across Welsh Higher Education libraries

Other UWTSD Campuses

Your UWTSD ID card and library account is now valid at all UWTSD campus libraries.  Library staff will be able to manage your account at any campus, so if you regularly use multiple libraries you will be able to renew your loans at any location.

Coleg Sir Gar

Coleg Sir Gar Creative Arts students have access to the resources at University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.  Other Coleg Sir Gar students are welcome to use the Library through the Libraries Together Passport scheme.  Students of University of Wales Trinity Saint David are welcome to apply for a Libraries Together Passport to use Coleg Sir Gar libraries.  Please ask at the Information Point for further information.

Coleg Sir Gar Library Website

Coleg Sir Gar Library Catalogue

Libraries Together Passport

Students and staff can use public libraries and many other university and college libraries in South and Mid Wales through the Libraries Together Passport scheme.  Please ask at the Information Point for further information and to collect a Passport, or download and print the passport below:

Libraries Together Passport [pdf] 


SCONUL Access is a reciprocal service supported by most of the higher education libraries of the UK and Ireland, and provides borrowing privileges for most:

  • academic staff on open or fixed term contracts
  • postgraduate research students registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • part-time, distance learning and  placement students
  • full-time postgraduates

SCONUL Access also provides for a reference only service for most:

  • full-time undergraduate students
  • staff of a few higher education libraries not participating in the reciprocal borrowing arrangements

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 the types of user listed above. Please consult the list of participating libraries before you travel. Computer access is available at some institutions.

To apply for membership visit the SCONUL Access website and complete an application form.

Further details:

National Library of Wales

Anyone with a home address in Wales can apply online for a reader ticket to access the collections of the National Library of Wales.  Visit the National Library of Wales website for further details.

British Library

Anyone can apply for a reader pass to access the reading rooms of the British Library.  Please visit the British Library website for further details.