Joining the Library

Students and staff are automatically members and your University ID card allows you access into the Library building and to borrow books.

Visitors and members of the public wishing will need to apply for access to the Library by completing a registration form. Staff and students from other Universities may apply to join the Library via the SCONUL Access Scheme (currently suspended due to be re-instated 15 November 2021). Membership is at the discretion of the University Librarian and use of the Library is prioritised for our students and staff at busy times.

The library building is currently open to students and staff of the University and members of the public. Access for students from Colleges and other Higher Education Institutions will resume in mid-November.

Lockers are available to leave belongings in whilst studying in the Library.

We provide print, copy and scan devices for students and copies may be paid for by topping up your print and copy account online.

Rules and regulations

When you join the library, you must abide by our rules and regulations:

  • Children are not allowed into the Library unless accompanied by an adult Library member at all times.
  • All members and visitors are required to observe the Library regulations.