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Sociology: Using other libraries

Distance Learners

Distance Learning students should also see our pages for Distance Learners.

QMU Inter-Library Loans

Use another HE/University Library

QMU LRC is part of a UK-wide scheme enabling access to other higher education and research libraries that are part of the scheme.  Click on the SCONUL Access link below; to find out more about the scheme, the libraries involved, and to complete the online application form.


National Library of Scotland

NHS Knowledge Network

Search for journals held in other UK institutions

Jisc Library Hub Discover exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s National Libraries (including the British Library), many university libraries, and specialist research libraries. Use Jisc Library Hub Discover to find journals that QMU doesn’t subscribe to. 


Edinburgh Libraries

Edinburgh Libraries Passport Scheme

The Edinburgh Libraries Passport (ELP) is a card which tells the library you are visiting that you are a genuine information seeker and that your requirements cannot be dealt with at your own library. It is of particular benefit to students and staff who are trying to obtain reference access to some of the specialist libraries in Edinburgh that are not members of other schemes.

For more details of libraries participating in the scheme go to the Edinburgh Libraries Passport page at ELISA.

Application forms are available at the Service Desk who can also issue you with an ELP card.

More information

For more information about using other Edinburgh libraries and Scottish libraries, see the Using Other Libraries pages on our How To Use The Library guide.