SCONUL and Covid-19

SCONUL is working closely with members to provide support through the current crisis. This includes:

  • Resources for SCONUL members dealing with Covid-19 and resources relating to re-opening the physical library 
  • Hosting webinars for members to discuss responses to the crisis
  • Advocacy on behalf of members on access to content and copyright in particular
  • Continuing to run our services wherever possible. Members contacting us will have their enquiries dealt with in the usual way.



  1. The SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended
    SCONUL Access Scheme is suspended as a result of the current pandemic.  
  2. New SCONUL board members and Chair
    We are delighted to announce that Susan Ashworth has been elected to the role of Chair of the SCONUL Executive Board
  3. Public Health England reconfirms its 72 hours quarantine recommendation for books
    Public Health England has confirmed that its current recommendations remain in place 


Calendar of events for HE library directors in the UK, Ireland, and abroad.


The SCONUL Access Scheme is currently suspended.