Visitors are welcome to use the library. You will need to show some photographic identification and fill out a short form for us so that we can issue you with a day pass. Day passes can be obtained from the Reception Desk during our staffed opening hours and will allow access through the turnstiles until midnight each day.
External membership of the University Library is free of charge, and available to those who are over 16 and who are not staff or students of the University. To become an external member, please complete the online form. You will be asked to email a jpeg format photo (we are unable to process your application until you send a photo). In order to collect your external member card, you will need to show photographic ID. External members can borrow up to two books at a time and membership lasts for 12 months, when you will be invited to renew.
SCONUL Access enables students and staff registered at another institution and who are entitled to join, to register under the SCONUL Access scheme.
External membership renewal
External members will be invited to renew their membership a month before their membership expires. Applicants who are renewing will be asked to provide photographic ID when they collect their replacement card.
Membership for ex members of staff
Former members of staff who join as external members can borrow up to ten books at a time.
Can I join as an external member today?
You will need to complete the online form and you will be informed by email when you can come and collect your card.
Restrictions to external membership
During the University's dissertation hand-in and examination period, external & SCONUL members, and day visitors may be unable to gain access to the University Library.