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All members of University staff are welcome to join the Library.

To join

You will need your University username and password to join. This will be be automatically generated when you accept your post. Please collect it from the IT Service Desk on the Ground Floor of the URS Building.

You will also need your Staff Campus Card. This can be collected from the Human Resources Office based in Room 110 in Whiteknights house or complete a Staff Campus Card Order form.

Your Staff Campus Card will automatically be activated for Library use.

Your membership is not transferrable and you will be responsible for all items borrowed using it and any associated fines which may result from their late return.

See our Privacy notice (PDF) for information on what personal information we collect, hold and share in order to provide Library services to you and your rights in respect of the data we hold about you.

How many items can I borrow?

You will be able to borrow 25 items. Standard loan items will be issued for 6 weeks. For more information see our Borrowing pages.

Using self-service features on the catalogue

You can login to your account on the Library catalogue to renew loans, place holds and access your Library Record. To do this you will need to enter your University username and password.


You can access our online resources using your University username and password - see E-resources for further information.

Support for your teaching & research

There are many ways the Library can support your teaching & research. Please see the following pages for more information: 

  • Teaching staff - guidance on getting the materials you need for your students into the Library and onto Blackboard
  • Research staff & students - guidance on publishing, open access and research impact
  • Open Access - guidance on complying with Open Access requirements

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