Access to our libraries will change from Thursday 19 March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please visit your individual library website for details.

If you are not studying or working at Cranfield, you are still welcome to use our libraries. Students from other universities can visit us if they are members of the SCONUL Access scheme, and members of the public can use our printed stock for reference purposes. Details of our opening hours can be found online.

Members of the public

You are welcome to use the Cranfield campus libraries for reference purposes, although you will not be able to log in to our IT facilities. Before you travel, please check the Library Search services for the Kings Norton Library and the Management Information and Resource Centre (MIRC) to make sure we stock material that you are interested in and that your visit will be worthwhile.  

If you are planning to visit the Cranfield campus by car on a weekday between 8am-5pm you will need to book in and obtain a visitor parking permit. Call in at the University’s Main Reception when you arrive. More information about visiting us can be found on our How to find Cranfield page.

The Barrington Library at Shrivenham also welcomes visitors but, due to security issues, visits are by appointment only. Find out more about special requirements for visiting on the Barrington Library web page.

Students from other universities

If you are a member of the SCONUL Access scheme, you are able to borrow up to three six-week loan items from the Kings Norton Library on the Cranfield campus.

Membership of the scheme does not entitle you to use our electronic resources or have general use of our PCs. However, if your home institution is a member of the Eduroam wireless service then you are welcome to access the internet, and your own library's electronic resources, via your laptop from our campus. If you need instructions on how to configure your machine to link to the Eduroam network, you will need to contact the IT department of your home institution.

Find out more about using our Library services on the SCONUL Access scheme web page.