Access to our libraries for reference purposes is available to members of the public (18 years or over), free of charge, no application required. This includes use of (but not borrowing of) our books, the use of non-bookable study spaces, and photocopying (subject to a charge).
Access to our electronic resources, including e-journals and e-books, and our computers (including laptop loans) is not available. Visitor access is from 8.30am – 5.30pm weekdays only.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Further information about our libraries is available.
Borrowing books (external membership)
If you would like to borrow books then you can join as an external member.
- University of Brighton graduates and retired staff: free access, renewable annually.
- Other external members: £70 per year
Staff and students from other universities may be able to join for free via the SCONUL Access reciprocal scheme. This scheme is currently suspended nationally, but should be resuming later in the year.
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.
External membership 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.
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 email@example.com and you will be contacted once your library card is ready for collection.
Should you be ineligible for membership, you may still use our libraries for reference purposes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.