Please note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Library access is currently restricted to staff and current students.
There are lots of schemes that might allow you to join our library - even if you're not a student at the University:
Alumni – We are delighted to provide free library membership for all graduates of the University of Salford. You will need to provide your alumni ID number in order to request your library card. If you do not know your alumni ID number please contact the alumni team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 295 4265.
Associate College – Free library membership for those attending a college or institution associated with the University of Salford.
Community Access – Free library membership for members of the public, aged 16 and above, who live, work or study in the Salford area. Post codes: M3, M5, M6, M7, M50 and M60. You must provide proof of your address when you collect your card.
Interruption of Study students – Free library membership for University of Salford students who have interrupted their study.
NHS Trust Honorary Library Members – Free library membership for those who work within the NHS Trusts associated with the University.
SCONUL – The SCONUL Access scheme allows students or staff of other universities to borrow or use our books and journals.
Business Services – A fee is paid for members of companies associated with the University to be given library borrowing rights.
If you're not eligible for one of these schemes, you may join the library as a member of the public. Access will be granted as reference only, but you can pay a registration fee of £50 for one year of borrowing access.
Free library membership applies to all members of the public, aged 16 and above, who live, work or study in the Salford area.
Complete the application form and provide proof of your address when you collect your Community Access membership card.
Membership is not transferable. It is your responsibility to notify our staff of any change of address or other contact details.
|Members can:||Members cannot:|
|Enter University library facilities||Book study rooms|
|Borrow library items||Use the PCs or laptops|
|Use the free wifi – ‘WiFi-Guest’||Use the online resources|
|Access a selection of e-resources via Community Access PCs at Clifford Whitworth||Place requests using Library Search|
|Use the printing facilities|
Members with borrowing rights can borrow up to four books at a time. A wide range of print journals and DVDs are also available for borrowing.
Please remember, there are charges for overdue items and not all items are available for borrowing by non-University members. You may use items that aren’t available for borrowing whilst you’re in the library.
Borrowing is not possible with outstanding charges on your library account.
Children under 16 are welcome to visit with an accompanying adult, who must supervise them at all times. Please also be respectful of other users and areas such as the quiet floor when bringing children into the library.
The University of Salford Library cannot be held responsible for any injury sustained while on its premises.
Your membership is valid for one year. After a year you must renew your card.
Please contact us (email: email@example.com or visit an Enquiry desk) to renew your membership. You will need:
To renew SCONUL Access you will need;