Student membership

Student cards are issued to all students studying on an HE-level course or a full-time FE-level course. You will receive your student card when you first register with the University. This also acts as your Library membership card. If you are late registering, you can get a card printed at the University Library from Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 5.00pm during term time and between 9.00am and 5.00pm outside of term time. Card printing is not available on Bank Holidays or between 23 December and 1 January.

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

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

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