Visitor access

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

There will be no access to the library for SCONUL Access users and for visitors from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice.

  • SCONUL Access users will not be able to sign in or register, regardless of their SCONUL Access band. Note that SCONUL Access users who already have a UoB library card will not be affected.

  • The Visitor Scheme will not be in operation from Wednesday 18 March 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope you appreciate that restrictions must be put in place at this difficult time.


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 approval of the Director of Library Services and subject to the conditions set out in the Regulations on Use of Library Services and Facilities (PDF, 55kB).

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

We are not currently processing external user applications or renewing subscriptions. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding this at

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