Societies and other organisations
Special arrangements have been made for members of certain organisations to join University of Edinburgh Library. A list of the organisations can be found below.
University of Edinburgh Libraries are fully open to all categories of external membership.
If you wish to join or renew your existing membership, please e-mail us at email@example.com (Please state you wish to join/renew and include in your email your name, category of visitor and existing card reference number starting ‘200..’ if applicable).
We will reply to you with important information for access within a maximum of 7 days. Please wait for our reply before visiting our libraries.*
*We may not be able to process your membership if you do not follow these steps.*
Members of the organisations below are eligible to join Edinburgh University Library with status equivalent to University staff.
- Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests
- Edinburgh Geological Society
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society
- Library Committee
- Royal Scottish Forestry Society
- Royal Physical Society
- Scottish Law Commission
- University Court
|Free. Membership last for a maximum of 12 months.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring the appropriate ID as outlined below. You will be unable to register unless you have all the requested documentation.
|Proof of your society membership, eg. membership card, official letter, etc.
What does my card entitle me to?
Details of what your card entitles you to at the University Library can be found on the following page.
Your library card can be used in the Main Library and all site libraries. Access to departmental or class libraries is not available.
Replacement cards (lost, stolen or expired)
If your external borrower's card is lost, stolen or damaged you can get it replaced with an online payment of £10. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If your card expires you must apply for a new one. Please email email@example.com and we will send you all the relevant information for a replacement. All required documentation must be provided.
Reference only access
If you are not wishing to borrow items from the library then you can join the library as a reference user (consultation only). This would require you to join as a member of the public.
Privacy Notice for Library Self-Registration
This privacy notice explains what personal information the University holds about those joining as library members. It explains why we hold this information, what we do with it, how long we keep it for and if we share it with third parties.