Access to Research

Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. All content provided is digital and can be accessed from your designated library terminal, via a search delivery service called Summon. Access to Research is available to the general public and may be of special interest to students and independent researchers.

You can use Access to Research for free as part of your library membership. Not a member? Join the library.

How to use Access to Research

Please note: This e-resource does not allow remote access. You can only use this e-resource on a public network computer in the library.

If you are already a member of the library, you might want to book a computer before you visit.

Use Access to Research online via the website


Library staff are available to help you use any e-resource provided by the library service.

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