Answered By: Hannah Congrave
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2022     Views: 1762

We welcome external readers and visitors.

Visitors and members of the public wishing to use the Library will need to apply for access by completing the online application form (go to the Library homepage, then 'Using our Services' then 'joining the Library'.

Staff and students from other Universities may apply to join the Library via the SCONUL Access Scheme, depending upon your student status and institution you will be entitled to various types of membership. Please use the online application form to join.

Upon completion of registration, external readers and visitors will be issued with a library access card - this card will not allow entry into the library between 12 midnight and 8am.

Please note that external membership of the University Library does not provide access to electronic resources, access to the PCs or printing facilities.

As our main function is to support the research, teaching and learning activities of the University and to provide services for University staff and students, the extent to which we can offer services and staff time free of charge is, however, limited.

Membership is at the discretion of the University Librarian and use of the Library is prioritised for our students and staff at busy times.