Student membership

Student/Staff Cards are issued to all students studying on an HE-level course or a full-time FE-level course. You will receive your student/staff card when you first register with the University. This also acts as your Library membership card.

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.

Further details about the student/staff card can be found on the IS website.

Please contact the Registration Team in User Services, if you have any questions about membership of the University Library, on 023 9284 3228 or library@port.ac.uk

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