Visitor access

Covid-19 restrictions to SCONUL Access & Visitor access at the University of Bristol Library

Capacity within our libraries remains severely limited. As such, access to the libraries is restricted to current University of Bristol staff and students. 

We are not currently processing external user applications or renewing subscriptions.

There is no access to the library for SCONUL Access users or visitors until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please email the Visitor Access Team at


For visitor and membership queries, please email

Free WiFi

Visitors can use free WiFi.

Visitors with disabilities

Please let us know about any access requirements before your visit by emailing

Visitor security

University Security Services operate identification checks on all University premises; you will need to show your pass when requested by a member of staff.

Library regulations

Permission to visit or join the library is granted subject to the conditions set out in the regulations for the use of library services and facilities.

Data protection: 

University of Bristol - Data Protection Statement (GDPR) (PDF, 26kB)

The University buildings remain private premises and we reserve the right to deny access where deemed appropriate.

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