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Join the Library

Students

Strathclyde students don't need to join the Library. Your Strathclyde student ID card is also your Library card. Your student log-in details give you full access to electronic resources both on and off campus.

If you're new to Strathclyde you may want to watch our short video tour. We also run tours at the beginning of each semester. Find upcoming dates in the Strathclyde App or on our Library tours page.

 

Staff

All members of Strathclyde staff are automatically made members of the Library. You can access online resources using your DS username and password. Those with a Temporary IT Access or Limited Access DS account will not get full access to online resources.

You will need a Library card if you wish to come in to the Library building regularly. This is separate from your staff ID card. Please fill in our membership form online or come to the Library in person to apply for your card.

 

Other memberships

You can join our Library if you are a:

  • Student at another university in Glasgow or the west of Scotland
  • Postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow
  • Student or member of staff at an institution that is a member of the SCONUL scheme
  • Retired member of University of Strathclyde staff
  • University of Strathclyde graduate
  • Graduate of another university
  • Corporate client
  • Visitor

 

Membership details

 Membership card requiredFree of chargeElectronic resources accessBorrowing rights
Current University of Strathclyde students Full
Current University of Strathclyde staff Full
Temporary IT Access or Limited Access DS account holders  Limited
Current students and staff of other local universities None
Postgraduate researchers at the University of Glasgow Walk-in
Graduates of the University of Strathclyde Walk-in
Retired member of University of Strathclyde staff  None
Current student/staff of SCONUL member institution  Walk-in
Current students and staff of SCONUL member institution (during vacations) None
Graduate of any other university Walk-in
Corporate client None
Visitor None
Centre for Lifelong Learning student on a credit-bearing course Walk-in

✱ - Students and staff of the following institutions are eligible:

  • Glasgow University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • University of the West of Scotland

† - Postgraduate researchers at the University of Glasgow can apply for borrowing rights on production of a current matriculation card and a letter of introduction from the Head of Lending Services, Glasgow University Library.

✤ - If you do not qualify for membership of the Library or walk-in user access to electronic resources, you can apply for a visitor's pass. A visitor's pass gives temporary reference access to the print collection. Please fill in a visitor access form and wait until you receive a reply from us before visiting.

 

Apply for membership

Membership typeCost per year
(inc VAT)
How to apply
Graduates and Diplomates of the University of Strathclyde and the former Jordanhill College £30

Visit the Library during staffed hours
Please bring with you:

  • Photographic proof of identity, such as a driving licence or passport, and 
  • Proof of address, such as a current utility bill or bank statement.

Alternatively, you may join and pay online. Please note, graduate access does not give you full access to all of our electronic resources. Contact us before joining if you wish to discuss access to electronic resources.

Graduates of other universities  £45 

Visit the Library during . 
Please bring with you:

  • Photographic proof of identity, such as a driving licence or passport, and 
  • Proof of address, such as a current utility bill or bank statement.

Alternatively, you may join and pay online. Please note, graduate access does not give you full access to all of our electronic resources. Contact us before joining if you wish to discuss access to electronic resources.

Commercial and Industrial Membership  Details on application  Contact us to discuss your requirements