University of Edinburgh Library is open to all members of the public on production of appropriate proof of identity.
During exam period, Reference (consultation only) users will not be able to access University of Edinburgh Main Library between opening time and 6pm. This also includes those with SCONUL Reference Only cards/email
Any member of the public can join University of Edinburgh Library. You can join on either a reference only basis, or as an external borrower for which there is a fee.
|Reference (consultation only)||Free. Membership lasts for 1 year (3 years for Alumni)|
|External borrower||A fee applies. Membership lasts for 3,6 or 12 months.|
Please bring the appropriate ID as outlined below. You will be unable to register unless you have all the requested documentation.
|Reference (consultation only)||Photographic ID AND proof of address* AND colour passport-size/style photograph|
|External borrower||Photographic ID AND proof of address*|
*Proof of address must be dated within the last 3 months.
Edinburgh Libraries Passport (ELP) holders do not need to bring proof of address in order to register with the Library.
Details of what your card entitles you to at the University Library can be found on the following page.
Registration can take place at any library site but can only take place during staffed hours. If you are applying for a Reference card you may fill in the application form online before visiting the library.
Your library card can be used in the Main Library and all site libraries. Access to departmental or class libraries is not available.
If your reference card or external borrower's card is lost or stolen or it expires you must apply for a new one. To do this you must register with the library again and provide the required documentation. All required documentation must be provided.
If your borrower's card has expired you must also pay for another period of membership.
This article was published on Nov 4, 2013