As a new student you will receive your student card when you first register with the University.
Your student card also acts as your Library membership card and 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. Your student card is not transferable and you will be held responsible for all items borrowed on it.
If you forget your student card you can normally use our temporary card kiosk to obtain a 24 hour temporary pass, however in line with the need to maintain social distancing and operate in a COVID-19 secure fashion this service has been temporarily suspended. You will not be able to enter the Library without your student card.
If you lose your student card, you will need to obtain a replacement card. A replacement card generates a new issue number and a new Library number. The new Library number is usually imported overnight, however library staff can manually update this to enable you to access the library and borrow books. Attendance monitoring will work immediately with your new card.
Distance learners need a student card to use the Distance Learning Support Service for books, scans, and inter-library loans. This card also provides the necessary official identification if you wish to use other university libraries in the UK through SCONUL Access. You should apply for a card using the online system. Once processed, your card will be sent out to you by your teaching department. If there is a problem with your card, or you do not receive one, please contact your department in the first instance - they will advise you what (if anything) you need to do next.