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Public Membership Including SCONUL Access

While the main function of the Library is to serve members of the University, we have a range of services available for members of the public who wish to join the Library. If you are a student or staff at another UK university, you may be eligible for a free library account through the SCONUL Access scheme.

membership through SCOnul access

The Library participates in the SCONUL Access scheme and welcomes membership applications from SCONUL users.

SCONUL Access Membership

Public membership

We have a range of services available for members of the public who wish to join the Library, including two different membership options.

Apply for Public Membership


Find out what you can borrow, how long you can borrow items for, and answers to other related questions.

Find out more about borrowing from the Library

Fines and overdue items

The fine rates are fairly balanced not to disadvantage any user but at the same time act as an incentive for borrowers to return items on time.There are no fines unless your loan has been requested by someone else.

Find out more about Fines and Overdue Items

collections and resources

Our collections consist of both physical and electronic resources. These include books, e-books, journals, DVDs, curriculum resources and specialist collections and archives.

View our collections and resources

Library search

Library Search lets you search across a range of resources and discover items held in our libraries.

Access LibrarySearch

VIsitor PC and wi-fi

A dedicated visitor PC is available to access Internet, OpenOffice packages and a range of online resources. You can connect to Guest Wi-Fi on your own devices.

Find out more about the Visitor PC and Wi-Fi


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Last edited: 15/11/2021 08:35:00