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Borrowing Associate membership

If you are not a registered member of the university, and are over 18, you may be able to take out a borrowing associate library membership. 

Graduates of University of Plymouth automatically become part of the alumni community and are entitled to 50% discount on this membership.

Please note that Borrowing Associate membership for either the public or Alumni does not entitle you to a computing account.

  • Borrowing Associate membership costs £60.00 per annum (including VAT) for non-University members, and £30.00 per annum for alumni graduates of University of Plymouth
  • It is granted to those with a specific identifiable need to use our facilities which could not be met by the public library services (e.g. in support of professional development; personal research activity)
  • Borrowing Associate Members may borrow up to 6 items for a period of 6 weeks. If another user requests an item out on loan, an email will be sent requesting the return of the item within 7 days.

To apply fill in the Borrowing Associate Membership form below. The completed form should be emailed to Allow up to 3 working days for a library card to be made up once your application has been accepted.