Membership of the Library


New and returning students can use the library the day after they enrol, as long as they have a valid student ID card. Your student ID card is also your library card. Students must have their cards with them at all times, as library and Media loans are not permitted without it.


We would encourage all university staff to join the library. The University has four site libraries containing print resources and access to online resources.

New academic staff will be emailed by the library to let them know a library account has been created for them and to outline services available. They will also be contacted by their Information Librarian.

Support staff are also most welcome to join. Call into your nearest site library and complete an application form.

Postgraduate Students

Ph.D. and M.Phil. students use their student id cards as their Library card.The Library will amend your privileges to that of a researcher.

External Membership of the Library

Members of the public may use the library for reference purposes. Borrowing privileges are also available to external users at a reasonable charge.

Electronic databases are not available for use by external members due to licence restrictions.

External Membership Fee – Individuals
Normal rate of £40.00 per year, reduced rate of £25.00 per year for members of Glamorgan Graduate Club (including ex-members of University staff).

External Membership Fee – Corporate
£100.00 per year for 3 membership cards, each allowing 6 loans.

External Membership Fee – Schools
£50.00 per year for 2 membership cards, each allowing 6 loans.

For further details see our External Membership page

All external charges subject to VAT
These are indicative prices, which may need to vary during the course of the year. Prices will be checked regularly against competitors’ prices and revised accordingly.