(including those using the library under reciprocal or access schemes)
All members of the public are welcome to use the library facilities for reference and study purposes during staffed hours. Please treat our facilities with respect and observe the Library Rules and Regulations including the Code of Conduct.
You can use the library catalogue to search for books or journals. You can check the availability of titles before you visit by checking the catalogue at OneSearch
Restrictions when using the library
You do not have access to any electronic resources, due to the present licensing restrictions.
You do not have access to networked computing facilities.
Can I borrow from the library?
You can join as an external borrower by paying an annual fee of £50. You will need to provide us with proof of identity such as a passport or current driving licence. You will then need to complete an External Borrower Application Form.
If you are a member of the Alumni association you are entitled to pay a reduced fee of £35.
You may be able to join free if:
- you are studying at another HE institution under the Sconul Access agreement
- you are studying at an FE college in Cumbria under the CHELPS scheme
- you are a member of a NHS library under the Passport to Partnership (P2P) scheme. You will need to bring a form signed by your home institution and complete a registration form for us.
- you act as a mentor, educator or assessor to University of Cumbria students, your University academic contact will need to add you to the internal Engage system. Your account will be activated automatically.
Once you have joined:
- you will be able to borrow four items from the lending or teaching practice collections
- you will be able to request one item from another campus
- you will liable to fines and charges for lost items at the publicised rates
- you will not be eligible for postal loans
Here to help
Library staff will be able to give brief introductions to using the library and accessing its stock but cannot deal with in-depth queries, do literature searches or provide information skills training.