Alumni and Visitors/External Library Membership
Applying for External or Alumni membership
You should review the information on the Getting a Library Card for Alumni or Visitor/External members to learn how to join the Library and obtain a membership card. An annual membership fee may be required.
What privileges does Library membership provide?
- Your Library Membership card provides access to the Library whenever the building is open.
- You can search for items from stock using the Library Catalogue
- You can borrow up to 5 items from the Library print collection at one time.
- The walk-in access service enables visitors to view a range of electronic resources (for example e-journals, e-books and databases), where licence agreements allow use by visitors to the Library. We regret that the Library cannot allow access to the full portfolio of online resources due to the terms of the licence agreements of some publishers.
- You can use the Inter-Library Loans service for a fee of £12.00 per request. A downloadable request form to submit your ILL query and gain advice about payment is available via this weblink.
- You can photocopy using the Library copying machines on Level 2. You will need a photocopy card, which can be obtained from the vending machine in the north-west corner of the Library on Level 2. Cards cost £2 and contain 50p worth of credit. You can add credit to this initial balance if you wish using value loader machines on Level 2 of the Library. Please refer to our tariffs here. You must photocopy within the limits set by copyright law.
Guide to Research Information for free
This Research Information for free guide lists some unrestricted resources on the internet. Although much of this information is free, not all of it is. You may be able to purchase articles of interest via your local Public Library.
Wireless Access on Campus
Visitors to the University should choose WiFi Guest when connecting their device to Wi-Fi. WiFi Guest will connect your device to The Cloud, hosted by Sky. If you have an account with The Cloud it will connect automatically, otherwise you will need to create an account using your email address and a password.
If you have used The Cloud before now, please note that this is the same service with a different name in your list of networks.