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Library Services for Visitors

A summary of the Library services we can make available to visitors, alumni and non-members at the University of Bath Library.

Access information for visitors and alumni

In the current pandemic situation, it is with regret and by necessity that access to the Library will be restricted to current members of the University and Alumni only, because of Covid-19/social distancing arrangements.

We will reinstate memberships as soon as we are able and when we do all memberships will be re-set for a year. For those who have paid for their membership and would prefer a refund, pro-rated to the point at which we closed in March, we are happy to do this.

Online Access to resources

We have gathered up a list of free resources you might find useful.

Visitor access to online information resources

With the growth of the open access movement, a large volume of research is available for free online. Often Creative Commons licences provide possibilities for reusing this information.

The Library has compiled a guide to recommended resources on the internet, many of these are free to use.

Unfortunately, our online database, ejournal and ebook resources are not available to visitors to the library as a campus network username and password is required. These login details are only granted to current students and staff.

Archives and Research Collections

  • The University Archives contain both documents relating to the University and also archival special collections connected with local residents or members of the University.

  • Anyone with a genuine interest is welcome to use the archives, which can be viewed by appointment between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Visit the Archives and Research collections pages for more information


If you have any questions, please contact us.