Staff membership v.1

All new members of staff should obtain a student/staff card on joining the University.

Using your student/staff card in the Library

The first time you come to the Library, your student/staff card should be enabled for you to access the Library and borrow.  If your card is very new, you will need to have your student/staff card enabled for access and borrowing. Staff at the Reception Desk will process that for you on arrival.

Your student/staff card must be brought with you every time you use the Library, as this identifies you as a valid library user and allows you to gain access to the Library through our entry turnstiles.

Tell us immediately if you lose your card so we can temporarily close down your library account whilst you obtain a replacement card.

If you forget your student/staff card, you can use our temporary card kiosk to obtain a 24 hour temporary pass. This temporary pass gives you access to the Library turnstiles only: it does not give you access to any of the Library or IT services that require your student/staff card (for example, you will not be able to borrow books without your card). You can apply for up to 12 temporary passes each Academic Year (August – July each year).

Your student/staff card is not transferable and you will be held responsible for all items borrowed on it. 

If you have any questions about membership of the University Library, please phone 023 9284 3228 or email

Obtaining your student/staff card

Guidance on obtaining your new student/staff card can be found on the Information Services pages:


Further Information