What We Do

SCURL is a membership body that supports service development and improvement across Scotland’s university and research libraries. Our key areas of work are coordination, collaboration and advocacy.

SCURL coordinates shared services and procurement across our member library services. SHEDL, the first super-consortial purchasing scheme in the UK, is a highly successful example of our nationally coordinated outputs.

SCURL facilitates collaboration across our member institutions, and with a range of key stakeholders across the library and wider education sectors. SCURL groups and networks drive innovation and staff development across our membership base.

SCURL advocates the key role libraries play in supporting learning and research, and in delivering the strategic goals of the wider institutions.