Members of the public, over the age of 18, may use the library for reference purposes provided they have a valid visitor card. The visitor card, which must be applied for in advance, allows for 5 visits per annum.
The library is open to visitor card holders between 08:00 and 18:00 with no access during April/May due to the exam period.
Members of the public have no automatic right of access to University facilities and we reserve the right to refuse entry.
Anyone wishing to use the Library beyond their five visits, or to borrow books, will be able to apply for Borrowing Associate membership of the University Library at a cost of £60.00 per annum, or £30.00 per annum for alumni graduates.
Once your application has been accepted your Visitor card will be available for collection within 5 working days. You will notified by email when your card is ready to collect. We reserve the right to refuse an application.
Members of the public may reapply for a Visitor card every 12 months by submitting a new application form and current proof of address and photo ID.
To collect your card you must provide photo ID and proof of address and age. Copies of ID shown on a mobile device are NOT acceptable proof of ID.
|Acceptable Proof of Address
|Acceptable Photo ID
|Utility or Council Tax bill
|Full UK/EU driving licence
|Home insurance policy
|Passport or National ID card
|Bank, building society or credit card statement
|Bus pass/rail card
|TV licence or reminder letter
|NUS card/University/College card
|Car Tax reminder or certificate
A valid Visitor card must be produced and dated to gain entry to the Library.
You will be able to reference our physical library stock and use the guest Wi-Fi.
You will not be able to access: