Answered By: Elaine Pocklington
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2018     Views: 2773

We may be able to give access to visitors for research purposes to consult specific materials that are not available from the public library.

We may also be able to offer access to use the library for quiet private study at Chelmsford and Peterborough only. At Cambridge the demand for space means this is not available. There are times we are very busy when we will refuse access to prioritise use by our students. You will need to apply in person showing photo ID, proof of age and address and complete the membership form.  Applications can only be accepted during staffed hours.  We will also need a recent photograph provided digitally for your library card.  Cards can only be requested Monday-Friday.  They take up to a week to produce, and may take longer at busier periods during the academic year.  There is a cost of £5.00 for a library card (and for any replacement cards).

However, if you are a student at another UK university we do provide access to resources and library space under the SCONUL access scheme. (Details of this scheme can be found here via the link below).

Cambridge University is not part of the SCONUL access scheme but their students can join the library as Reference members as Cambridge University offers our students reference access.

All of our membership information can be found on membership webpage. Please note the requirements of the membership type that pertains to you.