Search and visit other libraries How to search for things in other libraries and visit them. Coronavirus means that libraries are offering reduced services. Please check their websites before travelling. Search other libraries Find a library that holds the book or journal you need: Use Library Hub Discover to search the contents of over 140 UK and Irish academic, national, and specialist libraries. Use Explore the British Library and Explore Archives and Manuscripts to search the British Library's collections. Use the British National Bibliography to search all book and journal titles published or distributed in the UK and Ireland since 1950 and received by the Legal Deposit office of the British Library. Visit other libraries You may be able to visit - and possibly borrow books - at other UK and Irish university libraries through the SCONUL access scheme. Apply for SCONUL access. Apply for access to the British Library reading rooms in London or Boston Spa.