Please submit your details on our registration form before your visit and check below for details on the documentation and ID we will need.
Please bring your university ID card on your visit. If your ID card does not clearly indicate your status (e.g. Staff, Research student), please also bring a letter of introduction from your department to confirm your status.
Overseas visitors may apply for reference access to the Library.
Please bring your passport, driving license or national ID card with you on your visit.
We can provide access up to three months over one calender year. It is not posible to renew an overseas visitor pass within one year.
We consider you to be a Business Visitor if you are conducting research that has commercial value, eg for a book that is to be published or partners report. You will be charged for library access. If you apply as an individual you are asked to confirm that any and all research you undertake at the Library is not for profit.
Current Charges: Individual - £15 per day, £50 per week.
For details on corporate membership and other enquiries please contact the Membership team.
Ages 12 to 15: Users aged between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult member of the Library at all times. There is no admittance to users under 16 in their own right.
Ages 16 to 17: The Library is a research library, as such it is not suitable for A level study. However in some cases we do provide access to those under 18 whom can provide evidence that studying at the Library would be beneficial to their studies.