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Visiting other libraries and galleries

There might be times when you need to borrow from another library, for example, if the Library doesn’t have the item that you would like to borrow, or if you want to visit your local university library during the vacations.

Requesting books / journal articles from other libraries

We can request books and/or journal articles via another library on behalf of Norwich University of the Arts students and staff. These are known as Inter-Library Loans, or ILLs for short.

Click here for details on how to request an item.

Click here to access to the British Library catalogue.

If you would like help with your research, please ask your Librarian for help.


The Library belongs to the SCONUL Access scheme, which allows many students and staff to borrow from other university libraries. (There is no charge for this).

You may be able to borrow from other college or university libraries if you are:

  • a member of staff (both academic and support staff) on an open or fixed term contract
  • a postgraduate research student registered for a PhD, MPhil or similar qualification
  • a part-time, distance learning and placement student
  • or a full-time postgraduate.

Please note: if you are a full-time undergraduate, you may be able to access and read the resources of other college and university libraries but you will not be able to borrow.

Applications can be made via the SCONUL website.

Visiting / borrowing from UEA Library

For current news and updates on visiting UEA Library, please see:

For general details, including opening hours, please visit the UEA Library homepage.

The UEA Library homepage also contains a link to the UEA Library catalogue (select the BOOKS+ tab).

As a walk in user, you will also have access to a number of online resources as detailed on this page.

Borrowing from UEA

Norwich University of the Arts is part of the SCONUL Access scheme which allows many university students and staff to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.

Staff, part-time, distance learning and placement students, plus full-time taught postgraduates may be given the following borrowing rights by UEA:

  • 5 standard loan items
  • 4 renewals (as long as an item has not been requested)
  • Please note this service is only be available to current SCONUL Access card holders at the moment.

UEA have a guest catalogue where you can search the material available to you.

Please note that users will not be able to place reservations on UEA material and cannot borrow high demand items, DVDs or CLRC items.

Borrowing from Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

It’s worth registering with Norfolk’s public library service to access all their resources. The Millennium Library at the Forum in Norwich has a particularly good selection, there are lots of non-fiction books that might be useful for your studies as well as novels to read when you’re relaxing. They also have a good selection of e-books and e-journals.

It’s free to join the library and you can use your term-time address to register if you don’t usually live in Norfolk.

See Norfolk Libraries website (opens in a new window)

BFI Reuben Library

You can use the library at the BFI Southbank Centre free of charge and there is no need to book a time to visit although if you want to access something in particular it is recommended that you let them know ahead of your visit. There are also the BFI National Archives at the Berkhamsted location.

As members of the BFI subscription service we also have access to free scans of chapters and articles, search the database here for a full list of what they have in their collections.

BFI Reuben Library (opens in a new window)

Norfolk Guide

The SU have compiled a guide to local galleries, museums, and other public spaces you may be interested visiting.

Norfolk Guide (opens in a new window)