Using other libraries

Using other libraries

Not all the information you wish to use will be available online or in GCU library. You may need to search or visit other libraries.

COPAC is a union catalogue, covering the merged online catalogues of members of Research Libraries UK (RLUK). There are over 31 million records. This includes the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru). There are also special collections from a small number of non-RLUK libraries.

SCONUL AccessYou can visit other higher education libraries using this scheme. It covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland. If you are:

  • an academic 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

you may be able to borrow from other college or university libraries. To join the scheme, fill in the online membership form - this will automatically check to see which libraries you are eligible to use.