External library membership is required to visit and have access to University of Brighton Libraries, please see external membership tab for further information.
External membership including visitor access
External membership cost: £20 per year.
External membership is for over 18s only and entitles you to borrow six books, for three weeks at a time (long loan category only), from any of our libraries. Loans will be automatically renewed if not required by another borrower. Libraries and non-bookable library study spaces can be accessed by externals members during vacation opening hours and in term time between the hours of 08.30 – 20.00 Monday to Friday and 12.00 -16.00 at weekends. The University of Brighton external library membership card will need to be shown to access libraries.
Our libraries specialise in particular subjects so we recommend you search our library catalogue to find out which library holds the books you are interested in and on your application form request to collect your membership card from that site.
Please email the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted once your library card is ready for collection.
Students on Access to Higher Education courses at colleges in the LASER Learning Awards Access Validating Agency are entitled to free membership for the duration of their course.
Alumni and retired staff
University of Brighton graduates and retired staff are entitled to free library access, renewable annually.
External membership allows you to reserve and borrow up to six books for three weeks at a time. Due to licensing reasons online resources are not accessible to external library members. Libraries and non-bookable library study spaces can be accessed by external members during vacation opening hours and in term time between the hours of 08.30 – 20.00 Monday to Friday and 12.00 -16.00 at weekends. The University of Brighton external library membership card will need to be shown if entering libraries after 17.30 Monday – Friday and at weekends.
To apply please complete an alumni application form and email it to email@example.com.