Supporting our members

SCONUL advocates effectively for our diverse membership, speaking with a single voice on the strategic issues facing the sector and arguing for the value and needs of libraries with government, regulators, service providers and many others. We only exist with the energy and valuable time from our members and we need you to help us continue to drive forward.

We provide support and leadership for the sector, bringing members together with external and international thinkers to support active consideration of service and wider sector developments. We share intelligence through events, case studies and briefing papers driven by our Board and strategy groups.

Our strategy groups and community of interest groups are available to staff at member institutions to join and are a great way of helping to shape the future of the sector and widening your networks.

We offer colleagues a range of services and resources to help you progress in your career, engage with the wider library community and understand the library landscape more fully. We help our members stay fully briefed on the latest developments, for example on AI.



SCONUL responds to the REF Open Access Consultation


SCONUL has put together a response to the upcoming REF Open Access consultation, that was submitted on 17th June 2024. This response is based on a consultation with members and has been written to correspond with the word count specified.

Calling library writers


SCONUL is looking for authors from within and beyond the library sector who are interested in paid consultancy work authoring case studies from and for the sector.

New Technology Survey to provide vital insights into library...


SCONUL has launched its new Technology Survey today which will provide our member institutions with vital intelligence on the performance of products and services across a wide range of library activity. 

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SCONUL Autumn conference: Navigating change, innovation and ...


The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

SCONUL is pleased to announce that it is bringing members together in Birmingham on 18 November for a one-day face-to-face conference. The conference will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to look at the ways in which we can successfully navigate the changes and challenges ahead.

Small and Specialist Institutions’ Forum



We will receive a briefing on learning from the SCONUL Technology Survey and discussing the adoption and support of library technologies for small and specialist institutions. Members are also invited to suggest topics or issues to cover.

AI coffee morning - July



There is a huge amount of interest across the community in AI developments. In addition to a programme of webinars focused on particular aspects of AI, we are also bringing together those with an interest in AI developments within libraries on the last Friday of every month from 10am to 11.30am for the remainder of this year for an AI coffee morning.

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