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.


Support and academic staff are required to complete this aplication form, English | Welsh, and present it at the Advice Zone, along with their staff ID card. Paper versions of the form are available at each library. We would also encourage all new academic staff to contact their Faculty Librarian who can outline specific services available to them.

Research Students

Ph.D. and M.Phil. students must use their student ID cards as their Library card and their student number and USW password for their login to FINDit. The Library will amend your privileges to that of a researcher.

External Membership of the Library

For further details see our External Membership page