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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, members of the public and alumni wishing to join will need to apply for access to the Library by completing our online application form. Staff and students from other Universities may apply to join the Library via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

College students from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland may also apply for access at the following times:

Dates 2022  Access rights
 17 January to 1 April  Evening (after 6pm) and weekend access 
 2 to 10 April  No access
 11 to 24 April  Full access
 25 April to 27 May  No access
 28 May to 10 June  Evening (after 6pm) and weekend access
 11 June to 25 September  Full access

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

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.

Privacy Notice for non University of Leicester staff and students

This privacy notice details the ways in which your data will be used by the University to create your Library account. By joining the Library you are agreeing to your data being used in this way.

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